LargeUp Premiere: Watch Bad Gyal DyDy’s Debut Video for “2 Can”

August 3, 2017

Words by Kadene Pitter

Known to her followers as @OfficialDyDy, Bad Gyal DyDy, or just DyDy, Dyrana Mcintosh has built a name with her witty, expressive, and comically lewd videos on Instagram, where she comments on topics ranging from relationships to personal hygiene. An advocate for women with her โ€œFi Di Pum Pumโ€ movement, her fledgling music career has allowed her to bridge the gap between Insta fame to actually becoming an artist. But, as she told us, โ€œthe aim has always been music. That was the whole point of making videos, to build a fan base for music.โ€

DyDy, who we recently featured in our Top 10 list of female Caribbean artists on the rise, now has a certified hit on her hands with โ€œ2 Can,โ€ and Mhmmm, the video for the single is finally here. It is directed by Megaboi, and features cameos from U.S.-based Afrobeats artist Gabzy (a member of One Nation Records, to which Dy Dy is newly signed), who plays Dy Dyโ€™s boyfriend; and David Francis, better known for his comedic videos on Instagram under the handle @Prnc_Charming, as the guy she is messing around with.

Set in New York, the video starts with Dy Dy in bed checking a message on her manโ€™s phone, which appears to be from another woman. She then confronts him and an argument ensues, during which Dy Dy tells him โ€œ2 Can play that game, and anyting you do, mi can do ten times betterโ€ฆโ€

The song is an expression of Dy Dyโ€™s own personal experience: โ€œI got my heart broken. I explained it to my producer, Trackstarr, and the song came about.โ€ It plays up the theme of romantic disloyalty, termed by Jamaicans as โ€œbun fi bun,โ€ with lyrics like โ€œtwo can play that gameโ€ฆ You bun me, me a bun you back.โ€

In the video, we see both her and her boyfriend being disloyal to each other, with her guy entertaining another girl, while she consequently sneaks around with Prnc Charming. She is the same fun, sexy and confident Dy Dy that we love from Instagram, and her creativity and humorous personality translate effortlessly in this video. Her authentic self shines through: She even has a pineapple with a wig posing as her โ€“ a known symbol for her โ€œFi Di Pum Pumโ€ movement. You saw it here first, peeps…ย โ€œ2 Canโ€ by Dy Dy.ย