Date: February 14

Trinidad-born Nicki Minaj grew up in Queens hitting dancehall spots like the Q Club so it's no surprise that she went on to collaborate with reggae artists like Beenie Man, Gyptian, and Ricky Blaze. She even shouted out Tony Matterhorn's "Dutty Wine" on her classic version from Kanye West's "Monster." This summer she dropped two collabs with New York rappers where she supplied the dancehall flavor. On French Montana's "Freaks" and Busta Rhymes' "#Twerkit" Nicki let loose a new alter ego, bad gyal Barbz.