Before creating history again with the 2nd staging of his “Unruly Fest” In St. Thomas, Jamaica, Popcaan makes his long-awaited debut project from OVO Sound available with the release of his “Vanquish” Mixtape! Featuring 10 tracks, Poppy gets into various topics from love, to living the “Unruly” life, providing upliftment, and many more. Closing out the year and decade, Popcaan has truly shown what it takes to be a success. We look forward to more from him, and what’s next as a member of OVO Sound.
It’s the final day of the Independence Weekend, have you had any fun yet? No? Then start a lil party in your residence with Chromatic! The DJ Collective recently made an appearance on OVO Sound Radio 49, and made sure the Caribbean was in the house! With cuts and Dubplates from the likes of Chronixx, Charly Black, LinkyFirst, Popcaan, Baker Steez, Ultimate Rejects, Aidonia, Vybz Kartel, and a mix of Dancehall, Soca and Reggae, something would be wrong with you if you weren’t entertained! From the 876 to the 6, play this at a high volume. OVO Sound Radio is a feature on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio Station. Have a listen below.
Jamaica and Canada link up today as OVO’s Party Next Door and the “Unruly Boss” Popcaan team up for the “Only U (Remix)“! Recently premiered on episode 30 of “OVO Sound Radio“, Popcaan adds his touch to the track that has been one of the standouts on Party’s “P3” album. Produced by Boi-1da, the single features a Dancehall flavoured production with a “Bruk Out” sample that was made popular thanks to the Xtra Large label’s “Bruk Out Riddim” which made its debut in 1998. Popcaan has been staying busy as he also remixed Roy Woods’ “Gwaan Big Up Yuhself” and other tracks that will soon come to light. For now, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Over the weekend, the “Unruly Boss” Popcaan made a guest appearance on Drake’s “OVO Sound Radio“. The nearly 3 hour long Programme also featured two sets from host Oliver El-Khatib as he mixed new music from popular and emerging Artists in Hip Hop. Popcaan’s Dancehall set however featured some of his old and new singles including “Ova Dweet“, “Unruly Prayer“, “World Cup“, “Fall In Love“, “Wicked Man Ting“, his collaborations including Aluna George’s “I’m In Control“, “Bad A Road” featuring Kiprich and Jah Son, the remix to Drake’s “Controlla“, Dosa Medicine’s “Badman“, and of course the now infamous “One Dance” Dubplate used at the recently held Red Bull Culture Clash. Listeners who were not fully familiar with Popcaan were treated to a crash course of sorts while fans raved as they heard their favourite Artist’s songs on the very popular show. While he celebrated another year on earth yesterday, what will the new year reveal for Poppy? Check out the guest mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
You couldn’t deny the “Controlla” single in 2016. From what started as a leak has become a single that blew up everywhere! Created by Drake (duh!), this was a single to boost the anticipation of his 4th album, “Views“. Of course when it comes to hit songs, there will be remixes, covers, and clones (lol Tyga). While we won’t get into the other story/controversy with “Controlla” (maybe next time, Mr. Vegas), we’ll recruit 4 very popular versions in a Battle Royale! Up for Battle are Drake (Original), Popcaan (Featured on leak/suggested to be a Remix although edited versions created waves), Royal Blu (Who garnered an underground following for his version), and Tory Lanez (Who has recently revealed his own Canadian/Jamaican Dancehall styled version). Voting for the tracks are below, let’s get ready to battle!
Recently, popular Canadian Media Personality Nardwuar Interviewed the “6 God” Drake, and friend and longtime Producer Noah “40” Shebib. Filmed in Toronto, Canada a.k.a. “The 6ix“, Drake and 40 shared with Nardwuar some aspects of their backgrounds including growing up and 40 and Drake’s first record, “Views“, their influences including the late Rapper Biggie Smalls, Common, the Houston, Toronto, and Memphis Hip Hop scenes, and the Reggae/Dancehall including acts like King Tubby, Mavado, Popcaan, and Vybz Kartel. Drake also mentioned having conversations about Vybz Kartel’s music with fellow Artist PartyNextDoor, and being a fan of King Tubby’s music. It’s an hour long video, so be sure to tune in. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.