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Popcaan x Where We Come From


Yesterday Popcaan released his debut album Where We Come From on Mixpak with help from strong production team Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Anju Blaxx, Adde Instrumentals and Jamie Roberts and trust us it was worth waiting for. On the production side each producer has excelled and every tune on the album is sounding clean, crisp, considered and perfect for Popcaan’s vocal styling.

Popcaan has really grown as an artist and on this album he proves himself as the Unruly Boss, stepping  away from party anthems like Ravin and Party Shot for a second to lament over a solitary steel pan on Ghetto (Tired of Crying) and to give his commentary on the status quo on  The System. The album of course has some tunes that are more on the slack side like Number One Freak, Love Yuh Bad, and Cool It with Poppy showing his Gallis side with brilliant lines like

any line from Naughty Girl weh mi quote,  pum pum run like Usain Bolt

The album  includes Everything Nice which has become an anthem since its release. We’ve seen artists like Konshens, Aidonia and Stylo G show their support for the tune on instagram, videos of crowds call for forwards at JA parties, and people vibing to it as the lights turn on at the end of our parties.

Our favourites so far are Addicted, Cool It and Ghetto (Tired of Crying) but as twitter conversations yesterday proved the favourites will probably keep rotating. This is truly the sign of a great album.

The album ends Popcaan telling his story on the title track, which reminds us a little of Drake’s Started From The Bottom. Popcaan is reflecting on his journey so far from dreaming big to meeting World Boss to ‘bussing a spliff in the dream car’ while never forgetting his beginnings.

Real thugs never forget the dump land or where mi come from

As the tune fades out it makes you want more and there is no doubt in our minds that there is a lot more to come from the Unruly Boss.

Stream the album below or buy it here.

Popcaan – Where We Come From (Full Album) by Mixpak

Popcaan to Clean up in 2012

Popcaan – Get Gyal Easy (prod. Dre Skull) preview by Mixpak

Mark our words, 2012 will be the year of Popcaan. His big break was on Vybz Kartel’s Clarks but since then has had hits with Clean and the summer anthem Ravin, in addition to a big performance at Sting 2011.

He has already kicked off 2012 with a bang, being listed as one of BBC 1Xtra’s Top 20 of 2012, and having his new single  Get Gyal Easy (produced by Dre Skull) premiered on the station. Listen to the preview of the new single above or buy the single from itunes here.

He also dropped his video for Only Man She Want this week. 2012 will be the year that Popcaan has us all screaming YAAAOOOOWWWWW!

Popcaan – Ravin

On the rather joyful and interesting interview with ER this past weekend Popcaan talked about his recent success and of course what is going on in gaza right now. A lot of the interview is intended to probe his feelings about the whole Vybz Kartel incident (he’s still Gaza basically) but something iluminating does come up and that is the reason why we haven’t seen a video for Ravin and Only Man She Want. Kartel usually organises all the videos. So now Popcaan is going out alone and doing it himself (well with Kartel’s go to video director).