Toppa Top ’14: The Most Essential Dancehall Singles of 2014

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December 23, 2014

7. Popcaan “Where We Come From”

Popcaan’s “Where We Come From” is a bit of an anomaly on this listโ€”and in dancehall in generalโ€” in that it wasn’t actually released as a single, but rose to renown after appearing, without fanfare, on a full-length album. The title track on Popcaan’s heralded debut LP for Mixpak Records, “Where We Come From” is Popcaan at his best, striking a balance between the personal and the global, savvy deejaying and catchy melodies. Throw in Anjublaxx’s supremely underrated rhythm track, and you have a song so undeniable it couldn’t. โ€”Jesse Serwer