Aug 22, 2014
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Posts tagged: Popcaan

AUDIO: Popcaan — “Love Yuh Bad”

Words by Natalie Weiner—Popcaan LargeUp

Another day, another new tune from dancehall crooner Popcaan, who’s steady promoting his forthcoming project Where We Come From, out June 10th. “Love Yuh Bad,” the album’s second single, is something of a return to form for the unruly boss—a “love”/lust-themed, party-ready anthem, though the stripped down production (courtesy of Mixpak’s Dre Skull) is actually pretty in line with that of the first single, “Everything Nice.” Both tracks share a fresh, modern aesthetic that, at least according to Miss Info (and she should know, right?), “could impact top 40 stations if worked properly.” At the very least, with these big tunes he’s definitely living up to his title as one of 2014′s most important dancehall acts.

The lyrics video is an interesting touch—if you’re not from the Caribbean, and the nuances of your favorite dancehall singer’s patois sometimes evade you, prepare yourself for an education. Popcaan is definitely not mincing words on this one, going from the club, to the bedroom, to the alter, and back again in his “inimitably hyper-sexual style.”

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AUDIO: Popcaan Keeps it Clean on “V.S.O.P”

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Another smooth tune from our chargie Popcaan, one that’s best enjoyed neat in a snifter for sipping rather than shots in a party cup. The song mirrors a similar feeling to that of his still-bubbling anthem “Everything Nice” — which recently saw a large remix featuring Mavado — keeping the melancholic vibes at the front with no need to rush the ting. Already receiving forwards in Jamaica, this will no doubt become another big summertime single from the unruly boss, a key player in our recent roundup of reasons why dancehall nuh dead. Very special indeed…

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Dancehall Nuh Dead: Ten Dancehall Acts That Matter Right Now

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Viral Video Watch: Lucas Dipasquale’s Acoustic Popcaan Mashup

Words by DJ Autograph

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Our friend Mamachel was the first person to put us on to this clip of Lucas Dipasquale doing a medley of Popcaan songs. A few days later, and it’s already up to 35,000+ views on Youtube, been played on Zip FM in Jamaica, and scored a co-sign from Popcaan himself.

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Everything Nice: Watch The First Video From Popcaan’s Upcoming LP

Words by Natalie Weiner–Popcaan-everything-nice-LargeUp

Popcaan has much to be thankful for—cosigns from artists like Pusha TDrake, Busta, and Snoop, a Billboard-charting single, multiple international tours… all before he’s dropped a full-length album. So it makes sense that he’s expressing his gratitude in “Everything Nice,” the first single off his upcoming Mixpak Records debut. Featuring an airy riddim from Dubbel Dutch, the track shows off Popcaan’s smooth vocals as he sings about balancing hard work and good times.

Popcaan has been rising up the dancehall ranks for a few years now. His abundant catchy, hook-filled singles have made him a household name in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and the aforementioned hip-hop collaborations have finally put him on the map in North America. His “unorthodox and oddly melodious delivery” has helped him move from Vybz Kartel protegé to one of dancehall’s biggest crossover artists. Hear more from the man himself in our LargeUp TV exclusive, “A Day In The Life with Popcaan.”

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Toppa Top 10: The Best Dancehall Riddims of 2013


Words by DJ Shirkhan and DJ Autograph

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