Toppa Top 13: Nicki Minaj’s Most Caribbean Moments

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January 11, 2015


Gyptianโ€”โ€œHold Yuh (Remix)โ€ (2010)
Gyptian-Hold-You

Nicki was just starting to make her ascent into pop stardom in spring of 2010 when Gyptianโ€™s โ€œHold Youโ€ became that year’s must-play reggae anthem. Now, us ladies love us some Gyptian and the fellas were already loving the type of moves that were being done to this track, but when you added Nickiโ€™s opening verse on the remix, it just solidified the crossover appeal of “Hold You”. And while we’re used to hearing Nicki use terms like bad gyal and nuff, the use of a phrase as classic as gyal inna bungleโ€”famously used in Beenie Man’s popular 1996 track โ€œNuff Gyalโ€โ€”let us know just how versed she is with her reggae. โ€”Tishanna Williams