Anybody that’s up on their reggae should know about the delicate-yet-raunchy goodness of Gyptian’s “Hold Yah.” It’s precious bedroom bully music, but in order for most reggae songs to break in the U.S. market, they typically need some hip-hop features.
In smart fashion, the folks at VP Records (Gyptian’s label) decided to use Billy Blue and Nikki Minaj on the remix hoping it would help capture the ear of South Florida and New York at once. Well played. Take a listen to this “Hold Ya” Minaj-a-troi version. Ha! I actually do like it better than the original and can’t even imagine how it will sound if Ghislain Poirier gets his grubby French Canadian hands on this one.