One thing Nicki continues to prove is that Caribbean girls truly run the music industry.
Around 1 am on October, 2nd would be the first time that Nicki began teasing the remix of Jamaican artist Skeng’s song Likkle Miss. She tweeted, “The Fine 9 coming… Soon.” Initially, fans didn’t know it was a song but rather just a group of people she favored.
On October 6th Nicki Minaj officially would reveal the true purpose of the “Fine9” phrase that she used days prior. She released the brand-new remix to Skeng’s song “Likkle Miss.” The remix would feature 9 female artists hailing from various Caribbean countries. Artists like Spice, Destra Garcia, Lady Leshurr, Lisa Mercedez, London Hill, Pamputtae, Patrice Roberts, and Dovey Magnum.
This is truly more than just a song; it is an event celebrating everyone from the Caribbean and especially empowering women.
“They ain’t never got to ask this one question
Who’s the queen? Likkle Miss Obsession…”
Nicki is the intro to the track and reveals a new verse for the song. She effortlessly blends her West Indian patois with her New York rap approach.
Spice, much like Nicki, is an artist who can literally ride any beat vocally and physically. On Likkle Miss she demonstrates just why she is the queen of Dancehall. Pamputtae brought a huskier yet sexy color to the song. You can’t help but move to the rhythm of her voice. Lisa’s verse was truly a reflection of her artistry, very sassy, fun, and direct.
Dovey’s approach and cadence on the song are completely different. Her verse is a shoutout to artists singing on Dancehall riddims. London Hill, much like Nicki, shows her versatility. She separated her verse into half patois and half New York stylistic delivery.
The Queen’s Speech rapper. Lady Leshurr does not disappoint with her verse at all. Following the release of this song, she wrote about wanting to retire from rapping until Nicki Minaj reached out to her. She also described being blackballed from the industry following her speaking about a music label offering her a deal with the promise of dissing Minaj in the past.
Queen of Bacchanal, Destra gave us a treat in the form of music. Her verse is literally sunshine on the song, no one expected this to happen, but it puts a smile on my face listening to her verse. Patrice Roberts is another Soca queen who demonstrated another more sensual approach to this song. Her voice is very warm and just makes you want to slow wine on someone.
This song is truly a moment in history for everyone in the Caribbean. No one expected these women to come together in one song. The true magic in this song is how each of their verses melt into each other. Also take note of how Nicki, Spice, and Lisa Mercedez provide adlibs throughout the song adding a depth of audible flavor.
I am completely addicted to this song, it has immense replay value and is already a hit in the Caribbean. Likkle Miss is already topping various Apple Music charts and has served as all of the featured artists’ FIRST #1 on the US Itunes charts. Likkle Miss Fine9fine 9 Remix earns a 5/5-star rating.
The entire 6 minutes of this song is such a joy to listen to and will prove to be a timeless record in and out of the Caribbean!