From Jay Z’s BAM & Lucifer, Juelz Santana’s “Murda Murda,” Foxy Brown’s “Oh Yeah,” Drake’s “Take Care,” “Controlla,” and “One Dance,” to Nas and Damien Marley’s collaboration album “Distant Relatives,” there are Caribbean influences in a number of rap songs.

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Other rappers with Caribbean ancestry, such as The Notorious BIG, Nicki Minaj, and Wyclef Jean, have influenced culture with Hip-Hop music that is influenced by the region. These musicians adore the food just as much as the island music. Chef Bernard James has been keeping busy in Hollywood, the city of celebrities, not only managing his own eatery, “Taste of the Caribbean,” but also providing food for some of your favorite hip hop artists.

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The likes of T.I., Tory Lanez, Trinidad James, Jay Rock, as well as well-known players like Kyrie Irving, have all received James’ catering. Others yearn for his oxtail, while some people can’t get enough of curry chicken and Roti skin. Chef, a seasoned chef, doesn’t just serve visitors from one Caribbean island. You will undoubtedly find something you enjoy on his menu, wherever you are from in the West Indies.


His restaurant, which recently had its grand opening in Hollywood, will also be open during times that are advantageous to musicians. Taste of the Caribbean will remain open until 4am for patrons to dine in and eat, whereas the majority of eateries in the Hollywood neighborhood close their doors by 11 p.m. This is ideal for artists, authors, and producers who spend the night in the studio working. Follow Taste of the Caribbean on Instagram at @tasteofthecaribbeanla for additional information.