Gyptian- Hold You
Quotable: "Aiyo Gyptian tell dem fi gwaan, eviction/ Dis one yah it a di bad gal edition"
We've heard Nicki experiment with patois more than once (her well-placed appearance on French Monatana's dancehall-infused "Freaks" comes to mind) but never quite as successfully (or ambitiously) as on Gyptian's North American breakthrough, "Hold Yuh".
Nicki opens her verse with a couplet that somehow merges the style with hashtag rap, a both bizarre and intriguing code-switch which may take you a couple listens to fully unravel.
When she drops the Jamaican dialect for some more straight ahead brag-raps, Nicki delivers some awesomely multi-syllabic punchlines-- the highlight coming when she rhymes "bacon bits" with "dalmations, bitch".