C-Squad and Barbz can rejoice for the 3rd time. After their Re-Up song I’m Legit letting people know they were not to be played with, Ciara and Nicki Minaj let the ladies know how to deal with a breakup with their single I’m Out.
Now the ladies are at it again with another song that will be on Ciara’s album, due July 9. The song will be called Livin’ It Up.
Listen to the song above!
Also, Nicki announced to be making a video with Nelly and Pharrell soon for this song. Stay tuned!
Nicki Minaj has proven to be both a hip-hop and pop threat, but her versatility doesn’t stop there. Through the years, the Trinidad-born hitmaker has dabbled in dancehall, showing off her Caribbean swag, making her most recent splash with labelmate Busta Rhymes on the remix to his new reggae-drenched single, “Twerk It.”
The Dungeon Dragon first released his Pharrell-produced island thump last month, and Thursday night, he gave the track new life by adding the queen of Queens, New York. This time out, rather than employing her alter-ego Roman or her sometimes London accent, Nicki leans on her West Indian roots and lets loose a deep Patois. “Dutty gal, when ya see mi and what yu fi do/ Bow down, big chain and it heavy too,” she raps in a slow and measured pace.
Keeping with the vibe, Nicki goes on to shout out dancehall influencers like Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, before repping for her birthplace, spitting: “Trinidad an no Jame$ mi no chat ’bout.”
Busta Rhymes, who is Jamaican-American, has always dabbled in reggae. On his 2009 album, Back On My B.S., he and Pharrell created a similar vibe with “Kill Dem.”
This isn’t the first time Nicki has embraced dancehall, either. Back in 2010, she hopped on a remix of Jamaican reggae singer Gyptian’s hit “Hold You,” and earlier this year, she contributed to French Montana’s Lil Vicious-sampling single “Freaks.” Though Montana’s single is technically a rap song, Nicki’s verse was drenched with island slang. “I feel like this song brings back the essence of the dancehall,” French told MTV News about “Freaks” back in March. “I feel like just the dances alone in this song is gonna take it somewhere else.”
Nicki’s remix with Busta Rhymes of the song ‘Twerk It’ is finally out! Nicki sounds amazing in this minute-verse cameo of her in the song.
Also, Busta Rhymes, Nicki Minaj and Pharrell shot a music video for the “Twerk It” remix at Pulse 48 in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Harajuku Barbie will be there in the official music video remix! Keep checking back to YoungMoneyHQ for the remix and to watch the music video, which is being directed by Director X.
Check the remix above!