Windel Edwards is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer. He earned his "Gyptian" nickname from his habit of tying a shirt around his head and twisting his chin hair like an Egyptian pharaoh.
Gyptian originally recorded this song in 2008 with production by Ricky Blaze. It gradually gained heat Stateside and became the Jamaican's first Hot 100 hit despite local island radio stations not supporting the tune. Asked whether he was surprised at the reception that the song has been receiving in the US, Gyptian said, "My song dem always a tek off outside of Jamaica before getting any attention in Jamaica. So its not a surprise to me really."
The official remix for the song features rapper Nicki Minaj.