Unnu mek sure you keep yuh eyes on Popcaan. This Portmore raised dancehall artiste is definitely catching the pop waves of music and making a continuous climb up the totem pole. Most of us in the Caribbean are familiar with the easy going chunes of Clarks, a collab with Vybz Kartel, Only Man She Want, Everything Nice and my personal fave Party Shot, which is played on the Smudge Riddim. You can be sure that the scene goes off whenever a selector spins his songs at a bashment party.
Within the first quarter of 2016, he has showcased his talents on two hit feature songs, Controlla by Drake and I’m in Control by UK duo AlunaGeorge. I think it’s safe to say he’ll be having a great year musically.
I accidentally flipped on to the video of I’m in Control which was playing on MTV. Yes, MTV actually plays music videos somewhere far in the universe. MTV Jams is like the unicorn of television, I swear. But it was not only the trippy electronic sounds that caught my attention, it was his voice…and the fact that I heard him say “Tonight me a take off your shorts, imma feel up your fa-“….and the rest is XX rated so i’ll stop there. The video was filmed in the Dominican Republic and it gives you that simple-life-island vibe. Its plugged into the site, so check it out and tell me what you think.
Controlla is a leaked song from Drake’s new album, Views From The 6, which is set to debut this Friday. It is pretty ironic that the two songs have similar names, but who cares money haffi mek. It’s more of a sensual song (Duh its Drake) but PopCaan brings the dancehall fusion that gives the raunchiness that somehow makes me swoon. PopCaan is getting his feet wet in two different genres and I say he’s winning either way.
This is only a little tease from PopCaan, and I’m sure there will be more musical dopeness in the near future.
I’m in Control