Toppa Top 13: Nicki Minaj’s Most Caribbean Moments

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January 11, 2015


โ€œTrini Dem Girlsโ€ feat. Lunch Money Lewis (2014)

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Weh di hot gyal dem? Like each of her prior albums (โ€œMunyโ€ on Pink Friday and โ€œGun Shotโ€ on Roman Reloaded), Nickiโ€™s latest, The Pinkprint, features a rap/pop hybrid with a Caribbean tinge. One of five Dr. Luke-produced tracks on the album, โ€œTrini Dem Girlsโ€ is a fun, fast-paced and danceable break from the albumโ€™s dichotomy of boisterous, flame-singed bars and vulnerable reflection on Nickiโ€™s very public break up. Filled with lots of talk about pum pum, โ€œTrini Dem Girlsโ€ shouts out all of the key cities and nationalities (Brixton and Queens, Jamaican and Trini) to connect with the Caribbean massive. It also features the services of Lunch Money Lewis, a relative unknown among A-list The Pinkprint guests like Beyonce and Ariana Grande.

While Lewisโ€™ name might conjure mystery and conjecture among Nicki fans, itโ€™s one we know well here at LargeUp. The son of Inner Circle’s Ian Lewis (co-founder and bassist for the Jamaican reggae legends), Lunchy has been making waves on the Miami rap scene for a few years, and first appeared here in 2012 with his โ€œJah Armyโ€ freestyle. โ€”Scott Brown