Yet another American rapper has unofficially lent his vocals to Gyptian’s popular Hold Yuh song. Rapper MIMS released his remix of the song on YouTube.com last week.
Last month, female rapper Nicki Minaj, who is from rapper Lil Wayne’s Young Money Camp, added her vocals to the song, rapping in a Jamaicanesque accent. The remix was premiered by Funkmaster Flex on New York’s Hot 97, getting thousands of views on YouTube.com. Now MIMS, who is known for songs such as Like This, has also added his own touch to the song, which has been steadily gaining in popularity locally and internationally.
On the remix, MIMS raps: “Look my God/ mi never know you grip so/tight up, mi love how yuh tick so/whether slow wine or calypso/mi sey she rock so and she dip so/she sey mi wrist glow just like a disco/a mi who dem guy waan squeeze like a pistol … Big tune dis, tell di DJ fi pull it.”
He continues: “Nuff pretty gal dem a ring off mi celly/so if you wanna roll/just ping off me BlackBerry/and I already told yuh/if yuh need a soldier/yuh know who to roll wid/I just wanna hold yuh.”
This isn’t the first time that MIMS has worked with local artistes, having released a remix for his hit single This Is Why I’m Hot,featuring Junior Reid and Cham. Since its release last week, MIMS has been promoting the single on his Twitter page, and on YouTube.com the remix, has got almost 8,000 views. The remix, which features Nicki Minaj, continues to do well on YouTube as well, getting over 300,000 views since its release in mid-April.
Hold Yuh was released two years ago and is produced by Ricky Blaze. The single has just started getting heavy rotation in the United States. On March 27, Hold Yuh debuted on the Billboard’s Hot R&B charts at number 78 and has since peaked, at number 42. The song is also at number 9 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Songs Chart, and number 1 on the Digital Reggae Songs Chart.
When THE STAR previously spoke to Gyptian, he was happy about the success of the song and was looking forward to the release of his next album, which is also titled Hold Yuh.