Three The Hard Way: Snoop Lion, Mavado + Popcaan Put Their “Lighters Up”

December 11, 2012

Words by Jesse Serwerโ€”

Lighters Up Snoop Lion Mavado

Just one week after the underwhelming “Here Comes the King,” the guy now calling himself Snoop Lion has unleashed the most interesting track thus far from his Reincarnated project. And he’s brought some notable guests from the dancehall world to “Lighters Up,” namely the Gully Gad Mavado, and Popcaan. Though unbilled, Jahdan Blakkamoore (who co-wrote “Lighters”) also lends his vocals to the track.

Once again, Snoop seems to figure into the tune in a fashion more fitting of a supporting player, while the productionโ€”a hip-hop beat with a marching band bounce vaguely reminiscent of Trick Daddy’s “Shut Up” that’s co-produced by Major Lazer and Dre Skullโ€”outshines everything. Listen below, and judge for yourself: