This time of year, big tunes out of Jamaica get washed up on the New York coastline for rappers to cross them over here in the States. With a bulk of NY rappers claiming Caribbean decent they've gotta stay connected to their roots somehow, right? Nicki Minaj waves her Trinidadian flag by letting her patois fly on her remix to to Gyptian's "Hold Yuh."
The Caribbean's got plenty of soul, ever heard of lovers rock? It's akin to R&B slow jams. Today's bedroom bullies like Gyptian, Richie Spice, and Jamelody have been charming their way into the hearts of women the way predecessors like Sanchez and Beres Hammond put it down. Now that Nicki hopped onto "Hold Yuh" the first lady of Young Money will give the record a commercial push like previous rap and reggae soundclashes (Jay-Z and Mavado "On The Rock," Beenie Man and Shawnna "Dude"). Listen to the track after the jump.