Posts tagged "Where We Come From"

HEAR THIS: Popcaan “Where We Come From” Heatwave Remix

HEAR THIS: Popcaan "Where We Come From" Heatwave Remix

Unruly UK Refix Pon The Golden Hen Riddim

It’s been a minute since we heard from our peoples across the pond, but the Heatwave just popped three new refixes into our inbox. As usual, we’re sharing the best bits straightaway. If you’re like us, you’ve kept the title track to Popcaan’s Where We Come From album in heavy rotation for the last couple years TR8. Now that Poppy’s sophomore album release date is drawing near, it’s only right to have a fresh take on the Anju Blaxx–produced original to hold you down. In comes a Mad Mad Heatwave refix to hot up any wintry shubeen. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Popcaan Performs Unplugged at Kingston Pop-Up Shop

Popcaan Performs Unplugged at Kingston Pop-Up Shop

Last Thursday in Kingston, Jamaica, dancehall star Popcaan gave his fans an early Christmas present when he turned up to a pop-up shop for his TR8  collab with RGAT Chains. In lieu of the usual high-energy performances he delivered at Tuesday night’s Ghetto Splash and the Saturday night Major Lazer show in Kingston, the Unruly Boss performed what was planned to be a “short” acoustic set that basically turned into the world’s first Popcaan Unplugged concert. Video After The Jump…
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WATCH THIS: Popcaan “Love Yuh Bad” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Popcaan "Love Yuh Bad" Official Music Video

The Hotskull Finds An Empress To Cool Him Down

The latest visual offa Poppi’s Where We Come From album is all about the love between one man and one woman. “Love Yuh Bad” (produced by Dre Skull) was the first track leaked off Popcaan’s debut album on Mixpak Records, and the accompanying video finds Hotskull and his queen in the rain forests of St. Thomas where the natural vibes flow (inna back-to-nature Adam and Eve style). This video should really be picked up by the Jamaica Tourist Board because after you watch it you will want to book two tickets to paradise like Eddie Money. Watching Popcaan and his lady boiling bananas, burning spliffs, and playing in the river serves as a timely reminder that you don’t have to have a big fat roasted turkey in the oven to give thanks. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Stream Popcaan’s Debut Album “Where We Come From”

Stream Popcaan's Debut Album "Where We Come From"

Preview Papi’s Full LP Before You Head Over To iTunes & Support Di Ting

“Popcaan is something of an unlikely hero in the world of dancehall,” writes National Public Radio’s Natalie Wiener of the Jamaican star, whose debut album got a big boost from America’s offiicial government broadcast. “He grew up in the Jamaican projects without becoming a hard-edged “rude boy.” And he’s neither crooner nor spitfire MC — instead, he stands happily between those extremes. The deejay’s debut album, Where We Come From, is equal parts dancefloor anthems and “conscious” tunes about Jamaican life, unified by breezy, fresh production from Brooklyn’s Dre Skull. He’s known to family and fans alike as the “Unruly Boss,” not so much for bad behavior as for a fierce independent streak, manifest in his idiosyncratic vernacular, style and music. Audio, Video & Production Notes After The Jump… Read more »

Popcaan Covers The Fader

Popcaan Covers The Fader

The Unruly Boss Graces The Mag’s Summer Music Issue

Dancehall star Popcaan is one of the four artists featured on the cover of The Fader‘s new music issue as the promotions for his Where We Come From album ramp up ahead of next Tuesday’s release.  In the story music journalist Jesse Serwer journeys up to Papi’s birthplace, the rural village of Hayfield in the Jamaican parish of St. Thomas. Along the way he learns the roots of Papi’s nickname. “This call-it-what-I-want approach to language—[Popcaan]’s music is similarly rich with fresh terminology—is perhaps summed up best by the term he’s becoming synonymous with: unruly. It’s a word that Popcaan recalls hearing during childhood scoldings, and which he’s flipped into a badge of independence, proudly worn in song lyrics, social media hashtags, homemade T-shirts and a tattoo on his chest that reads “Unruly Boss” (his followers and associates have likewise dubbed themselves the Unruly Gang). More After The Jump… Read more »

Reasoning with Popcaan: “Anybody Who Says Dancehall Dead, Them is a Living Dead”

Reasoning with Popcaan: "Anybody Who Says Dancehall Dead, Them is a Living Dead"

The Unruly Boss Kicks It With Complex About His New Album, “Where We Come From”

Popcaan’s debut album is a powerful piece of work that might just bridge that gap between his local audience and his newfound international fans. “WWCF” presents a whole different side of the artist formerly known as “The Raving King.” In his first major interview for the record, Popcaan chats with Reshma B about balancing his local audience and his international fans, why he linked with his former rival Mavado, going to a go-go club with Pusha T, and shares his thoughts on the Vybz Kartel verdict. Here comes the Unruly Boss, straight up—or as he would put it, “Tr8.” Video After The Jump… Read more »

Popcaan Gets Unruly in Ocho Rios, Says “Most Jamaicans Will Be Surprised” By His New Album

Popcaan Gets Unruly in Ocho Rios, Says "Most Jamaicans Will Be Surprised" By His New Album

Watch the Unruly Boss Shell Down a Stage Show and Talk About His Debut Album

When we last caught up with him at the 2013 staging of Reggae Sumfest, Popcaan told Reshma B that his debut album would be coming next year and that it would be “totally different,” with more “uplifting” songs. Now that the album is completed, he can shed a little bit more light on the project, which is titled Where We Come From and will be dropping on Mixpak Records June 10. Known for hits like “Ravin” and “Party Shot” and “Only Man She Want,” Papi shows a different side on the new album, starting with the single “Everything Nice” which blends the serious realities of life with an uplifting forget-your-troubles-and-dance vibe. After years of playing his position in the Gaza camp as Vybz Kartel’s protege, Popcaan is now acknowledged as a major star in his own right who rolls with his own clique, Team Unruly. The Reggae Girl About Town recently rolled with the team to a stage show in Ochi, and got the full scoop backstage, onstage, and after the show in the parking lot. Find out why Popcaan says “most Jamaicans will be surprised,” by the new album.  Videos After The Jump…

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