In my blog (Blogged about the video for the original here: http://marvinsparks.blogspot.com/2010/03/gyptian-hold-you-video.html If you like it, you can purchase from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hold-you-single/id359487865), I requested remixes of this tune, so you can imagine how happy, but moreso surprised to read "Gyptian feat Nicki Minaj Hold You remix" all toghether on one line, and it actually being real, not a cut and paste jobby!
Nicki deal with the riddim a way (very well)! I think she has Trini in her. Goes in, nice to hear an non-cringeworthy Yard accent without outdated. She all took time out to big up garrison areas Waterhouse, Jungle and Rema.
Is hers better than Mama Saw?
Said to my friend, it's like all the best female rappers have a sort of connection to Jamaica/Caribbean; be it blood or imitation. Foxy Brown is half-Trini (half deaf too, and pretty rubbish but she's still hot); Lil Kim used to bang out the Yardie accent regularly (RIP her looks), was being sued by Lady Saw (or Tanya Stephens) for using her lyrics (what happened with that?); Lauryn Hill married and had kids with Rowan Marley (they still married?), both loved and heavily influenced by reggae music; Eve once tweeted Jamaica is her favourite place, Tambourine dance in the song of same name; Missy uses the accent, song with Vybz Kartel, used heel-and-toe in her choreography towards the end of Get Ur Freak On, and was in Jamaica when Aaliyah died; I bet Queen Latifah and them all smoked weed at one point so yeah, all of them.
Jah blessed that island
Disclaimer: I am not calling Nicki Minaj a legend or putting her on par with the artists mentioned, she's currently the hottest by a long shot though