News: Nicki Minaj "Whips" Up School Daze With Willow Smith [Audio]
Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010 12:00PM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj has displayed her co-sign of newly-signed Roc Nation artist Willow Smith by remixing her hit, "Whip My Hair".
Starting off the track, Minaj deviates from her usual material by offering her young fans scholastically-themed rhymes.
Duets don't come much more 2010 than this. Yes, someone up above was listening to Popdash's dreams these past few months and has made the ultimate cartoon pop duet happen. That's right. Nicki Minaj has hopped out oh her Willy Wonka coloured tank and put a verse down on the first official 'Whip My Hair' remix. Rapping about her school days, playing Double Dutch in the yard Nicki brings her usual A-List rhymes and unbeatable character to a song already burting with swagger and attitude. (Pop Dash)
Details on the remix's producer has also been revealed.
Nicki Minaj joins forces with Will and Jada Smiths' nine year old prodigious daughter Willow Smith for this sassy "Whip My Hair" remix, produced by Jukebox. The debut single from her forthcoming album on Roc Nation, Willow shot the accompanying music video last month [directed by Ray Kay] - obviously going to whisk up an almighty storm when it drops [see what i didn't do there?]. (Soul Culture)
Southern rapper Rick Ross recently shared his admiration toward Willow.
"It's incredible, I was like wow, she's can't be nine," Ross said with a smile. "It can't be true. But you know, every so often, you find a true ball of talent and that's what that is. She's a young beautiful superstar, it's just written all over her face and just to hear the record, it's crazy." (Rap-Up TV)
In September, Jay-Z confirmed speculation of Willow signing to his Roc Nation management company/label.
"First off, I heard the ['Whip My Hair'] record first, before I knew that it was recorded by a nine year-old," Jay said in an interview with radio host Ryan Seacrest. "I was like, 'Man, that record is a smash.' -- I went to Japan to do some stuff and they were out there and I met Willow and she walked in and the first thing she said was, 'I'm really nervous,' and I thought that maturity, explaining exactly how she was feeling as she was walking in the room, I knew right there she was a star. I believe in super stars and I believe in big records on super stars...Yes, [I signed her and we plan on helping her] facilitate all her ideas. As you're going to learn today, if you sit with her for a half hour, you'll see, she's just a wealth of information and ideas...She's a child, she has child innocence but she has a refreshing clear vision of what she wants to be...And I imagine that's how Mike [Jackson] was as a kid." (Rap Radar)
Check out the new remix down below: