Skillibeng Teases “Crocodile Teeth” Freestyle With Nicki Minaj

Skillibeng teases his upcoming “Crocodile Teeth” Freestyle with Nicki Minaj.

Ever since emerging on the scene, Skillibeng has shown all the qualities of becoming a master of the dancehall genre. He’s managed to cop some impressive collaborations along the way, including top dancehall acts like Dre Island, Tommy Lee Sparta, and dancehall superstar Popcaan. Now he’s looking to take his music to an international level and has announced his biggest potential upcoming collab to date, a freestyle remix of his massive hit “Crocodile Teeth” with multi-platinum rapper Nicki Minaj.

He revealed the exciting news on Instagram with the caption: “50,000 comments.” Fans immediately began to react to the news. Lila Ike, who he has a track with, said: “Run dat fuuuuh,” while Shenseea and Shaneil Muir added flame emojis to show their support while ShenYeng calls it a “big look”. The post, which was made a short while ago today, May 8, has already been liked over 50,000 times.

“Yuh wicked more Dan Weh me tink,” one fan said, while another added, “Happy for you and Jamaica when you win everyone wins.” This fan chimed in with enthusiasm, “This ago sick when it drop mi gad.”

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The track has already been massively successful on YouTube and has already brought in over 18 million views since it was released in October 2020. Just last week, Canadian rapper Tory teased a new track he recorded on the Skillibeng’s “Crocodile Teeth” riddim, an indicator of how popular the track keeps getting.

Lanez shared a clip of the track on Instagram and captioned it “@skillibeng #CrocodileTeeth …… should I drop this or leave this in the stash? … I think it’s fire tho … word to @ovoroxx cornrows.” The Esyde artist has enjoyed mostly positive feedback from fans ever since his break out hit “Brik Pan Brik” in 2019. That song has about seven million views.

Nicki Minaj, who has strong Caribbean roots through her birthplace Trinidad, has been quiet for a while now since she’s chosen to focus on her new family, but if she’s thinking about making a come back soon, then this collaboration is sure to produce some heat.

While Skillibeng is relatively new to the music, Nicki Minaj has been around for over a decade and is to date one of the most commercially successful rappers of all-time and perhaps the most success female rapper ever. She has sold over 137 million records worldwide. Despite not releasing any new music this year, her song “LLC” climb to No. 1 on the chart after her fans started pushing the single.

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Boom Boom Says Skillibeng Now The Top Dancehall Artist But Lacks Versatility

Skillibeng has, no doubt, continued to aim high and make moves in the entertainment industry. But talks about the artiste’s declining song quality are once again popping up.

Veteran selector Boom Boom recently expressed that while he believes Skillibeng is the “big name in Jamaica right now,” the deejay should steer clear of the same flows he has been using repetitively on many of his songs.

The “Billboard Selector” made an appearance on TVJ’s Entertainment Report, which took place on Friday (April 30).

Boom Boom, whose real name is Marlon Wizard, also recommended that the “Crocodile Teeth” deejay also reduce the number of tracks he has been releasing progressively.

“Me caan hide him glory. A Skilli a the man right now,” Boom Boom said. But when E.R. host Anthony Miller asked if he believed all his songs were making sense, the selector responded, “Him have couple song weh him release, me see the people them start bash it, say a nursery rhyme, him need fi do better.”

The Alliance selector said he agreed with the criticisms but still could not deny that Skillibeng is “the man” at the moment, as the young deejay has been releasing songs that have hit international markets, specifically, his single “Crocodile Teeth.”

But, with the criticisms, Boom Boom was perhaps referring to Skillibeng’s recent single “Yo,” which had received a number of negative comments, critiques, and jeers upon its release.

Boom agreed with Miller that his “failed” songs were due to the fact that the artiste had been releasing too many songs at one point. Notably, other artists such as Vybz Kartel are known for his hurried song-releasing streak without being an epic fail. But, Boom Boom argued that Skillibeng should not be compared to an artiste like Vybz Kartel, who has been in the industry for a while and has established himself as one of Jamaica’s prolific artists.

“No. Kartel will always be Kartel. Kartel inna a class himself. A di teacher dat,” he declared.

The Esyde artiste has been under scrutiny for some time, as some fans had expressed concern that his new music releases were not as good as previous songs.

While it is well known that the 24-year-old deejay is immensely talented, some fans have been speculating that he may not be taking his music very seriously.

However, the “Coke” deejay has a bright future ahead, and fans are hoping that he will use his talent to the best of his ability to make the best of opportunities to come.

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Tory Lanez Previews Fire Remix Of Skillibeng’s “Crocodile Teeth” – Listen

Tory Lanez has proven time and time again that he is the king of remixes, and he continues his reign with another fire dancehall collaboration through Skillibeng’s cross-over hit “Crocodile Teeth.”

The Canadian rapper/singer shared a video of himself jamming to the new, unreleased joint to his Instagram page, and fans have already been calling for the official release.

“@skillibeng #CrocodileTeeth …… should I drop this or leave this in the stash ???? … I think it’s fire tho … word to @ovoroxx cornrows,” the Toronto spitter declared in the caption.

Throughout the remix, Tory Lanez name-dropped dancehall veteran Beenie Man among others. His actions led to a forward from the dancehall king himself, who commented fire emojis on the Instagram post.

Fans in Tory’s comments were hype about the remix and encouraged him to drop it. One IG user commented, “This bad yf, drop it me killa.” Another said, “yesss, love how u loving our Caribbean vibes.”

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While Tory Lanez’s parents hail from Barbados and Curaçao, he has an affinity for Jamaica. He has visited the island several times and has worked with local acts such as Buju Banton on the remix for “Trust,” Popcaan on Willie X.O’s “Comfort You,” Keznamdi through “City Lock,” and Kranium through their smash hit “We Can.” Tory’s hit “Luv” was also fashioned off Tanto Metro and Devonte’s 90s release “Everyone Falls In Love.” Aside from his dancehall refixes, Tory has also fashioned an entire mixtape catalog off reworking popular hip-hop tracks.

Skillibeng’s “Crocodile Teeth” has also earned him a major cosign from another Canadian native and one of the most decorated entertainers of the modern era, Drake. The 6God shared an image of himself listening to the track to his Instagram Story.

“Crocodile Teeth” was released in September 2020 and has been receiving heavy rotation in Jamaica and around the world. The official music video for the song has garnered more than 18 million views on YouTube.

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Skillibeng Links With Rich The Kid & Jay Critch In “Real Boss” Visual

Rich The Kid and Jay Critch team up with Skillibeng to show who is a “Real Boss.”

The song, which was released on Monday, April 26, confirms the speculation of fans who were questioning the rapper’s intentions when they entered Jamaican waters just over a week ago. Rich The Kid had posted a video on Instagram grooving to Skillbeng’s “Crocodile Teeth” upon his arrival to Jamaica.

The “Girls Have Fun” rapper later posted several pictures and videos hanging out with fellow rapper Jay Critch, along with ‘the dancehall ambassador,’ Popcaan. Fans had surmised that this was enough to look forward to some musical mischief from the group of recording artists, and in just over a week, their hopes had come through.

The song, as the name suggests, discusses what it takes to be a “Real Boss,” having power, money, and women. The video is recorded around a mansion, as the three artists flex in and around Skillibeng‘s matte, army green BMW X6.

The “Hot” artiste purchased the luxury vehicle in December of last year to celebrate his 24th birthday as well as a successful 2020.

Despite the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on the entertainment industry, last year, Skillibeng managed to emerge as a top dancehall artiste of 2020.

The EastSyde prodigy, whose real name is Emwah Warmington, made local charts regularly with songs such as “Mr. Universe,” “100 Bag,” and of course, “Crocodile Teeth.”

Now, the artiste is set on the international stage with this latest development, as many fans had expected sooner or later. The speculation came about after numerous international celebrities, including Drake, Bobby Shmurda, Burna Boy, and Alexis Skyy, were spotted vibing to his song “Crocodile Teeth.” His latest effort is not the first time that Skillibeng has been featured with international musical heavyweights. The artiste was previously featured on DJ Megan Ryte’s album, where he collaborated with Young M.A on “Money Counter.”

The St. Thomas artiste had also collaborated with African Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale with ‘Blow Up.’

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Rich The Kid & Jay Critch Checks In With Popcaan & Skillibeng In Jamaica For New Music

Rich The Kid and Jay Critch checks in with dancehall giants Popcaan and Skillibeng in Jamaica.

Rich The Kid and Jay Critch are the two latest international rappers to touch down on Jamaican soil. Their visit begs the question, “Is this just a vacation or are they up to some musical mischief?” While the answer to that question has not yet been given by the artists, the two are hanging out with Dancehall deejays Skillibeng and Popcaan, and that is enough evidence for fans to surmise there is an upcoming collab.

Last Friday, April 16, Rich The Kid posted a video on Instagram jamming to Skillibeng’s hit single “Crocodile Teeth,” and just a day after, the rapper posted pictures of himself and Skilli hanging out, captioned, “TOP SHOTTAS.”

The latest additions to the crew, Popcaan and Jay Critch, currently have fans on the tip of their seats, awaiting an official announcement of a new collab.

A video of the four artists chilling on an undisclosed balcony is currently circulating on social media, and the public was quick to point out Popcaan’s association with multiple international artists, painting him to be an ambassador for Jamaica’s entertainment industry.

Sources told Urban Islandz that the rappers discussed collaborations with the two dancehall hitmakers but it’s unclear if they actually went into the studio to record. Still, it’s clear that Rich The Kid and Jay Critch was having the time of their lives in Jamrock.

One person commented, “If you go to Jamaica and didn’t check in with Popcaan did you really even go to Jamaica”, another added “Popcaan- Ministry of Tourism”, and another expressed, “At this point, Popcaan is on the list of Things to do/ visit when in Jamaica. Get Devon House ice cream, visit Bob Marley Museum, take a picture with Popcaan…seems about right.”

Several international artists, including Stonebwoy, Quavo, Davido, and Drake, have documented their time with Popcaan following their visit to Jamaica.

The “Firm and Strong” deejay signed with Drake’s record label OVO Sound and Warner Records in 2018 and has collaborated with the Canadian rapper a number of times, with songs including “Twist And Turn,” “All I Need,” and “My Chargie.”

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Popcaan has also collaborated with multiple other international artists, including Davido, Wale, Pusha T, Jamie XX, Gorillas, and Giggs.

While Skillibeng is still relatively new on the entertainment scene, after getting his breakthrough in late 2019, fans are expecting him to make the same big moves in the industry in the coming years.

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Skillibeng & Young M.A Link Up For “Money Counter” Off Megan Ryte Album

Skillibeng and Young M.A have to use a money machine just to count their stacks. They tell fans all about it on this brand new international collab brought to you by Hot 97’s Megan Ryte for her debut album, DJ MEGAN RYTE.

Skillibeng leads the track with his easy to absorb lyrics and unique flow that he has perfected on tracks such as “Crocodile Teeth” and “Mr. Universe.” With just enough space for the lyrics to breathe, producer’s Claims Records, Megan Ryte, and DJ Navi get sufficient wiggle room to add layers of blended effects to the trap-infused track. It’s all about the cheddar/greenbacks for both entertainers, and Young M.A keeps the same energy and theme throughout her featured verse.

A bit of Jamaican patios is also sprinkled throughout her verse, as she shows her Jamaican roots. “But me nah trip/ Me no wa spend pon this sidechick,” she raps.

The St. Thomas prodigy Skillibeng has managed to capture the audience of numerous high-profile hip hop talents since the start of his career, with his 2020 cross-over release “Crocodile Teeth” proving to be a major factor in that accomplishment. The track has already been cosigned by Drake, Burner Boy, and Rich The Kid. Skilli and The Kid have recently linked up in Jamaica and are rumored to be working on some new material.

As for Young M.A, she is focusing on getting her money up in a different way, with the recent launch of her own line of PSD Underwears. She also snagged a major endorsement deal with NYAK Cognac, a brand new liquor brand looking to step into the market currently dominated by the likes of Hennessy, Hine, Courvoisier, Martell, and Rémy Martin.

With money flowing from all angles, there is no wonder why both the Eastsyde don and the Brooklyn rapper were in need of a money counter.

DJ MEGAN RYTE also includes tracks from Wyclef Jean, Rich The Kid, Kranium, Casanova, among others. You can check out the full tracklist below while you bump one of the hottest collabs from the project.

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Rich The Kid Just Land In Jamaica & Already Turnt With Skillibeng’s “Crocodile Teeth”

Rich The Kid is turnt from the moment he landed in Jamaica and Skillibeng provided the soundtrack.

Skillibeng‘s hit single “Crocodile Teeth” is still picking up traction as another international celebrity was spotted vibing to the song. The single, released in October last year, has been circulating rapidly, both locally and internationally, since its release. On Friday, April 16, rapper Rich The Kid posted a video, evidently validating his stay in Jamaica. In the video, he is on the top of a building surrounded by beautiful greenery and a pool while vibing to the St. Thomas native’s hit track. The video was captioned, “When that check hit,” finished with a Jamaican flag and tagging the artiste.

Two days ago, Rich The Kid announced that he had signed a new record deal with Rostrum Records but still kept his independence as an artist. Could there be a new collab coming? This is the question fans are asking upon seeing the rapper’s obvious connection with the song. But this is not the first time the question of collaboration between international artists and Skilli had emerged, as just recently, the public shared similar ideas for fellow rapper Bobby Shmurda and the dancehall deejay.

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Bobby Shmurda, who is a fan of the dancehall deejay, had posted a video promoting songs from Skillibeng just before announcing that he would be releasing new music for himself soon. Fans had speculated then that Skilli would be featured in the new music to come.

In addition, Shmurda’s alleged girlfriend Lilly had shared a video set to the same soundtrack, “Crocodile teeth.” Shmurda has strong connections to Jamaica as his father is a native of the island.

Other international artists, including Burna Boy and Alexis Skyy, have jammed to “Crocodile Teeth,” and fans have been speculating that both the song and the deejay still have the potential to reach even further.

The EastSyde prodigy was also named in a list of Drake’s favorite Dancehall artists. On April 12, the Canadian rapper posted a picture of his “brother,” Popcaan, and Skillibeng to his IG story. The shot was taken from their cameo appearances in Koffee’s “Lockdown” video.

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Popcaan’s Right Hand Quada Mocks Skillibeng Over Latest Song “Yo”

Skillibeng has seemingly picked up a couple of negative reviews since the release of “Yo,” with fellow dancehall entertainer Quada giving his two cents on the topic.

“The track has been described by most as “nonsense,” implying that this one should have never made its way to the public. Skillibeng‘s critics have continued to blast the entertainer as being “talentless,” and this track is only solidifying that school of thought.

Popcaan‘s right hand man Quada Don joined the melee when his recent freestyle was decoded by fans, with the find being that he was allegedly mocking Skillibeng. It began pretty hard for the “Reflex” artiste to deliver his lyrics, breaking out in laughter at regular intervals. Thankfully, it seems Quada’s antic was done in good fun, and there will be no falling out between the Eastsyde and Unruly camps.

Still, fans are trying to fathom the reason for “Yo’s” release. A few have ascertained that the track is simply being used for its shock value, as it builds expectations for his next release.

Skillibeng is not the first Jamaican artiste to produce a track that is seen as nonsensical. The fact is, many of Jamaica’s biggest tracks are crafted with this secret formula. The likes of King Yellow Man, Professor Nuts, and Beenie Man have all developed their own trademarked sounds that set them apart from the rest.

Quite a few fans believe that the deejay is experimenting with his sound and flows to see what works. He has managed to command a massive following since the release of his breakout single “Brik Pon Brik” approximately two years ago. He has managed to deliver firey bars on a number of collabs, as well as singles such as “Mr. Universe,” “Vicky C,” “50 Bag,” “Crocodile Teeth,” among others.

The discussions contesting his lyrical potency kicked into gear when he dropped The Prodigy mixtape at the end of 2020. The conversations continued with the catchy single “Coke” as well as other releases for 2021.

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