Lil Baby And Bobby Shmurda Could Be On Next Skillibeng “Crocodile Teeth” Remix

Skillibeng’s unique rhymes and knack for spotting a musical opportunity has earned him yet another nod from one of hip hop’s biggest names, as Lil Baby endorses his January hit “Coke.”

The rapper shared a video clip of “Coke” to his Instagram story, tagging Skillibeng in the process. The E-Syde deejay’s ability to spot a unique angle was ignited earlier this year when a plane crash-landed in waters just outside of Rocky Point, Clarendon. It was immediately assumed that the vessel was being used to transport cocaine and other banned substances.

The deejay added his own flair to the situation when he crafted the lyrics and subsequent music video for the hit single.

The song’s lyrics include the lines: “Di plane just crash wid e coke/Me nuh put it inna mi nose/Sell me sell it like seh me have a store/We ah di plug nuh di one weh charge phone.”

While controversial, the song has taken off not just in Jamaica but in the diaspora. It has received more than 10.6 million views on YouTube.

Will Lil Baby remix “Crocodile Teeth”?

The endorsement from Lil Baby comes just days after the “Brik Pan Brik” singer collaborated with Nicki Minaj on the remix of his track “Crocodile Teeth.” The remix has been viewed more than 2.1 million times on YouTube and was the number one trending song for music videos (on May 19).

Lil Baby’s cosign can now be added to a list that includes Drake, the aforementioned Nicki Minaj, and Rich The Kid, with who he recently collaborated.

Currently, Skillibeng is working on a new project with Johnny Wonder. Johnny posted a picture of him in a studio on his Instagram stories alongside the caption “Cooking up some new teeth… Skillibeng “Guide Me”, Friday everywhere.”

In a subsequent IG story, Wonder posted a graphic of an upcoming remix of “Crocodile Teeth” with rapper Bobby Shmurda. With rumors of more international collaborations on the horizon for the young Jamaican deejay, fans are already assuming that there is a Lil Baby feature in the works.

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Give Young Dancehall Stars Like Skillibeng A Chance Says Veteran Producer Johnny Wonder

Many people were in disbelief last week when Skillibeng teased that he might have an upcoming collaboration with rap superstar Nicki Minaj. In fact, after he removed the post from Instagram, he was ridiculed as a lot of people questioned the validly of his claims of getting Nicki Minaj on the track.

When Nicki dropped her re-released 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty on digital streaming platforms, Skillibeng‘s naysayers were left with their mouths open as a remix of Skillibeng’s “Crocodile Teeth” was prominently featured. The video of the remix was put on YouTube last Friday, May 14, and has already surpassed 1.7 million views and is still climbing.

The single is also performing well on local charts and is currently the number one trending song on YouTube’s local chart. It’s also number one in nine Caribbean countries on Apple Music. The producer of the track, Johnny Wonder, told THE STAR that there is a lesson in the collaboration for young dancehall artists. He said it shows that even though you do things differently if you believe in your approach, you can make it. He added that even though young acts are taking a different path to the veterans and it doesn’t mean that they won’t be successful.

“What this does for the young artistes is give them hope. It saying to them, if Skilli can do it, then maybe we can do it too one day. Quality cannot be stopped, so young artistes, just keep on going. Don’t mind the heat, just keep doing your thing,” he said.

Johnny Wonder orchestrate the Nicki Minaj and Skillibeng collab

He also shared how the collaboration came to be. “Nicki just had a baby and wanted to come back, and this was one of the songs she wanted to be a part of. It was on her radar, and that just goes to show how big Crocodile Teeth is. It was also on Drake‘s, Bobby Shmurda, Burna Boy and all those other big-name stars who were singing along with it,” he said.

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Amazingly, he added that the entire thing took a week to do, and it happened so quickly because of Nicki Minaj and her team’s love for the track. “That song is massive. I think it was bigger than Skilli at one point and once you have a huge song, the possibilities for you as an artiste are endless. It’s impressive and the sky’s the limit right now,” he continued.

What’s equally as impressive is that the producer has been churning out hits for over 30 years now. Even though he took a break in the 90s, he returned in the 2000s with a bang. He’s worked with some of the big names in dancehall like Bounty Killer and Elephant Man. Following his latest fire collab, he spoke with the Gleaner as well about his endurance in the genre. He explained that to make it, one needs to be prepared to work hard and never give up because “there’s no space for lazy people in the music business.”

He added that you also have to believe in yourself even when things seem impossible.

“I have been doing this for a while, and I have had huge successes on the international scene, but none of that came easy. I have had to persevere through a lot of things because this industry is full of obstacles. You have to be committed to working seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you want to be successful in this game, you cannot be lazy. You have to stay one step ahead,” he went on to say.

His passion for the genre began when he was just a teen growing up in Brooklyn, and he felt that he had to do whatever it took to ensure that reggae and dancehall artists get a bigger platform to perform on. While he’s achieved that for the genre many times, he believes that the moment he knew it could be done was when he got the chance to work with Bounty Killer for his 1996 album, My Xperience.

That album would become one of the greatest bridges between hip-hop and dancehall as Wonder was able to bring together a star-studded cast, including acts like the Fugees, Mobb Deep, Raekwon, RZA, and Busta Rhymes. Even Bounty Killer has publicly said that he thinks that’s his best album ever.

“I took on Killer’s My Xperience project, and working with him really helped me establish dancehall on a global scale. We worked with the Fugees and many other big names, and it was just a whole experience. That album was something special. I loved it. The world deserved to see and hear this talented man,” he added. Following that outstanding effort, New York became his playing field where he was able to work with a lot more artists.

He also revealed to The Gleaner that he’s not done, and he has new music on the way. He said that he has a new Squash, a new Bounty Killer, and some more Skillibeng in the works. However, he admitted that he prefers to work at his own pace, so there is no timeframe for when these tracks will be released.

“My dream for the Jamaican industry is to push reggae and dancehall music to its true limit. This music industry can go so far, and we just need to facilitate the growth in any way possible,” he added.

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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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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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Koffee’s “Lockdown” Is YouTube Most-streamed Song Out Of Jamaica In 2020

Koffee remains one of the top artistes out of Jamaica for a second straight year.

This year proved to be a challenge for the music industry and many musicians alike. Many had to find new ways of keeping their career alive. Some flourished like Koffee, who continued on her upward trajectory. She will also be able to end the year on a high as it’s been revealed that her song “Lockdown” was the number one streamed YouTube song in Jamaica.

The track has over 38 million views on YouTube at the moment and climbing. Coming in second is Shenseea and Tarrus Riley’s hit collaboration, “Lighter” with 34 million views. Alkaline’s “Ocean Wave” comes in at third with 11.5 million views. Skillibeng’s “Crocodile Teeth” took the fourth spot with 8.7 million views, while Teejay rounds out the top five with “From Rags to Riches” getting 8.5 million views.

Lockdown” was released in July and, within two days attracted a million views on YouTube. It was a sign that the single would do well as the Grammy-winning songstress became the first reggae artiste to get to that mark in such a little amount of time. The song also held steady at number one on the local charts for many weeks. When the song came out, Koffee spoke with The Gleaner and said that she was humbled and excited by the response.

She spoke with The Gleaner again following the revelation that her song had topped the charts. She explained some of the motivation behind writing the song.

“At the time I wrote it ( Lockdown), it was the beginning of the pandemic and I was looking forward to being able to go out again and have fun. I’m glad people were able to relate to it,” she said. She added that 2020 had been an interesting year, which was filled with ups and downs, and that she’s “just happy we are able to still connect with each other, especially through music.”

One of her most successful tracks to date, “Toast,” also maintains impressive numbers on YouTube and has over 152 million views. Her other hits for this year have also easily crossed the million mark showing that she definitely has international appeal. “Pressure,” which was also released this year, has almost 1.5 million views, and the remix, which features veteran Buju Banton, has over 4 million.

Koffee has maintained that her primary interest is in connecting with people through her music and not in the numbers. “I try to keep my mind focused on the music. I think that for me, as an artiste, I want people to connect with the music I put out. I’m always happy when I can reach people on that level,” she said.