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Popcaan and Drake to collaborate?

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Popcaan could soon score another hit collaboration with an overseas sensation as he seeks to build his consistently impressive resume.

Having joined forces with rap legends such as Busta Rhymes (Only Man She Want Remix) and Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg), Popcaan could soon add Canadian hip-hop superstar, Drake to his list of international collaborators after meeting up with the Marvin’s Room singer in his hometown of Toronto recently.

Popcaan performed a pair of shows during the much hyped Caribana weekend in Toronto, to rave reviews. While in Canada’s largest city, Popcaan received an invitation from Drake to attend the OVO Fest, an annual concert hosted by Drake in Toronto. This, after Drake and his team reached out to the Ravin’ singer months leading up to the Caribana festival.

The OVO Fest not only featured performances from rap superstars such as Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Meek Millz and Snoop Lion, but also saw Drake and Popcaan link up backstage where they discussed the prospect of working together going forward.

“I met Drake backstage at OVO Fest, then linked again at the after party on Sunday, (August 5th). After that di vibes did mad so we went to two private parties on Monday, following di show,” Popcaan intimated via press release.

“Meeting Drake was good; he’s cool and wants to come to Jamaica again. Him rate my ‘Yiy Change’ mixtape. His whole crew knows the mixtape well. He likes my music and knows all di slangs.”

Drake has long been an admirer of Popcaan’s music; constantly tweeting out phrases and lyrics coined by the former Portmore Empire deejay.

Though back in Jamaica, Popcaan will return to Canada this Saturday where he’s scheduled to perform at the Montreal International Reggae Festival before heading for shows in Winnipeg as well as Hamilton, Ottawa and London, Ontario respectively.

“It’s been a crazy summer but mi give thanks, especially to all di fans that show up and pack di shows. Di fans dem mad, dem fry. Canada always shows me nuff love; respect to the Canadians fans straight,” he said.

Popcaan has been performing across the Caribbean and back home as well throughout the summer, travelling to Martinique, Guadeloupe and Trinidad while also giving rousing sets at Reggae Sumfest 2012 as well as the recently concluded Smirnoff Dream Weekend in Negril.

Furthermore, Popcaan has continued recording; recently unveiling tracks such as Bay Badness, Me Baby Dat and will soon release the single, Me Caan Believe (Young Vibez Production) as well as a song on the Pre-Release Riddim, crafted by ZJ Liquid.

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Video:REGGAE GOLD 2012 – DELUXE 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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2CD Set Includes This Year’s Biggest Hits from Sean Paul, Melanie Fiona, Popcaan, Konshens and Busy Signal & Damian Marley
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The Series’ Most Crucial Songs from Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Sizzla, Mavado, Bounty Killer, Beres Hammond & Buju Banton
VP Records is set to release the 20th edition of the best-selling annual reggae compilationReggae Gold next week on June 26 with VP Records. This year’s two disc set offers double the hits.  The deluxe package includes a commemorative sticker and 15″ x 10″ fold out poster of the this year’s Reggae Gold cover girls.

The compilation’s first disc carries on the Reggae Gold tradition with the year’s most popularreggae hits. Highlights include Sean Paul’s latest single “She Doesn’t Mind,” Konshens’ chart-topping anthem “Gal A Bubble,” Jamaica’s hottest newcomer Popcaan’s “Only Man She Want” and four newly commissioned songs including Busy Signal’s “Kingston Town Remix” featuring Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley” (listen via Complex ), Tarrus Riley’s “Not Missing You” (listen to premiere on Large Up) Etana’s “Reggae” and Gyptian’s “Overtime.”

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Busy Signal – Kingston Town ft. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Disc 2 is a commemorative collection of Reggae Gold classic hits spanning the past two decades. The all-star lineup includes Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Bounty Killer, Beres Hammond & Buju Banton, Mr. Vegas, Sean Paul, Sizzla, T.O.K. and many other names that fans of the series have come to know and love.

The Reggae Gold series was launched in 1992 by VP Records and provides a round-up of each year’s most popular dancehall, roots & culture and lover’s rock hits on one go-to summer compilation.  Reggae Gold has consistently earned best seller status and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Chart, landed consecutively on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned a Top 20 spots on the Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop and Independent chart. Reggae Gold serves fans of both reggae and dancehall music by gathering the big names, trends and styles from the specific year into one timeless set.

TRACK LISTING DISC 1 – CURRENT HITS

1.   She Doesn’t Mind – Sean Paul
2.   Only Man She Want – Popcaan
3.   Yah Suh Nice – Potential Kidd
4.   Gal A Bubble – Konshens
5.   Cheater’s Prayer – Christopher Martin
6.   Come Over (Missing You) – Busy Signal
7.   Reggae - Etana
8.   Will I Wait In Vain – Iba Mahr
9.   Kingston Town (Remix) – Busy Signal ft. Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
10. I Know Better – Romain Virgo
11. Do Sum’n – Konshens
12. Wine – Cham featuring O
13. Overtime – Gyptian
14. Like I Love You – Melanie Fiona
15. Not Missing You – Tarrus Riley
16. In My Arms – Beres Hammond

17. Terry Linen – I Look To You

TRACK LISTING DISC 2 – CLASSIC HITS

1.   No Letting Go – Wayne Wonder
2.   Hold You – Gyptian
3.   Temperature – Sean Paul
4.   Romie – Beenie Man
5.   Benz And Bimma – Bounty Killer
6.   When I Hold You Tonight – General Degree
7.   Heads High – Mr. Vegas
8.   So Special – Mavado
9.   Pull It Up – Beres Hammond & Buju Banton
10. Can’t Satisfy Her – I Wayne
11. Just One Of Those Days – Sizzla
12. It’s A Pity – Tanya Stephens
13. Below The Waist – Queen Ifrica
14. Healing – Lady Saw featuring Beenie Man
15. Footprints – T .O.K.
16. Down By The River – Morgan Heritage

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Tad’s Record releases new Dancehall compilation

Due to the overwhelming success of The Phantom Vol. 1, Tad’s Record is pleased to announce that The Phantom Vol. 2 will hit digital outlets and retail stores on Tuesday, April 17th. For the second installment of this new series that focuses on emerging and/or re-emerging talent, Tad’s Record has chosen fast-rising star Popcaan and reenergized lyrical masters Assassin and Aidonia. In addition, I-Octane is back by popular demand on the new Phantom with brand new singles.

Popcaan’s meteoric rise among Jamaica’s new crop of Dancehall deejays is underscored by the international success of his single “Only Man She Want,” which made its Billboard debut earlier this month at #89 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart. “Only Man She Want,” is one of the featured singles on The Phantom Vol. 2, as well as his summer anthems “Ravin,” and “Party Shot.”

When asked about being a featured artist on The Phantom Vol. 2, Popcaan replied “yeah man, it’s great. ‘Nuff respect Tad’s.”

Two well respected lyricists that have surfaced from the new millennium crop of Dancehall artists in the mid 2000s, both Assassin and Aidonia have refocused and recharged their energies over the past year, spewing out a series of stinging new tunes. Assassin’s biting “Talk How Me Feel” and Aidonia’s naughty “Caribbean Girl” are just a couple of the fresh singles included on The Phantom Vol. 2.

“Popcaan is one of Jamaica’s brightest new Dancehall artists. He’s doing better than predicted internationally, and  he’s definitely at the forefront of the latest generation of deejays right now,” says Tad’s Record owner and founder Tad Dawkins. “Assassin and Aidonia have really stepped up to the plate over the past year, and are doing incredibly well. I believe we’ve got great songs from great artists on The Phantom Vol. 2, material music fans will love and appreciate.”

I-Octane, one of the featured artists in The Phantom Vol. 1, returns on Vol. 2 by popular demand – largely due to his overwhelming popularity and extensive body of new material. The Phantom Vol. 2 includes I-Octane’s single “Cyaan Do We Nutten” and his brand new single “My Story.”

The Phantom Vol. 2, featuring Popcaan, I-Octane, Assassin and Aidonia will be available digitally and in stores on Tuesday, April 17th. For more information on The Phantom Vol. 2, contact Tad’s Records (Miami) at 305-654-6130 or [email protected] or Tads’ Records (Kingston) at 876-929-2563 or [email protected], or visit www.tadsrecord.com.

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Popcaan featured in New York Times article

Prominent Dancehall superstar, Popcaan continues to assert his dominance on the international scene as he was recently featured in one of the United States’ major publications.

The self-professed ‘Gaza Prefect’ was featured in the music section of the highly regarded U.S. newspaper, the New York Times this past weekend. The piece reviews his chart-topping hit single, Only Man She Want, which copped a top 100 sport on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop charts late last month.

The feature waxed poetic about the growing crossover impact that Only Man She Want has received since its release last August.

“As ever, dancehall songs take several months to crawl up from Jamaica and infiltrate the American consciousness. Popcaan’s Only Man She Want now experiencing its crossover moment, is already months old, but its sweetness hasn’t faded,” the article reads.

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Demarco disses Popcaan, claims deejay stole his style

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall/Reggae artiste, Demarco has taken aim at one of Jamaican music’s breakthrough superstars in the wake of recent speculation over his latest single, Kingston City.

In Kingston City, Demarco allegedly fires lyrical shots in the direction of Portmore Empire deejay, Popcaan. Demarco deejays,“Nuh mek mi mek forensic white chalk the street, yaaooow! Dem thief mi style and nuh ask mi fi it, mi hear behind mi back some bwoy a beat off dem beak but tell dem wey mi si heart nuh leap.”

Since the video for Kingston City was released late last month, fans have wondered if the single was a diss track aimed at Popcaan. In response to the speculation, Demarco insists that the song was done as a freestyle to feature on his upcoming mixtape, Nuh Dirt. However, the Starkutt Records singjay didn’t deny that some of the lyrics in Kingston City were aimed at Popcaan and even accused the Only Man She Want deejay of stealing his style.

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Popcaan bemoans lack of effort within Dancehall industry

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Popcaan believes there’s something missing from the Jamaican music industry. But to him, the fact that Dancehall’s biggest superstar languishes behind bars is just part of the problem.

Popcaan gave a recent interview on TVJ’s Entertainment Report which aired on Friday; talking about the state of Dancehall music without currently incarcerated superstar deejay and long-time mentor, Vybz Kartel. According to the Only Man She Want deejay, Dancehall lacks energy without its centerpiece attraction.

“Wid no Worl’ Boss around it a go have a different flavor to it because weh Worl’ Boss name? Vybz Kartel so automatically him bring vibes to di ting,” Popcaan said.

However, the self-professed ‘Gaza Prefect’ insists that a much deeper problem exists within the Dancehall community. According to Popcaan, too many artistes aren’t putting enough effort and dedication into making music as well as ensuring that their songs possess the quality and content required to strongly impact the industry.

“Certain artiste more relaxed now and dem nuh hungry fi di ting like one time so you know yuh a go have less hit songs. Di time weh dem wudda tek fi put into a song dem nuh really do it nowadays, most artistes don’t,” he said.

“Yuh cyaah just put out any song. Even if it no be a big hit it fi be a hit weh people can listen to same way. In order fi dat happen, the artiste dem jus’ haffi put out more work and good music fi di people dem.”

To Popcaan, the decline in quality Dancehall music has created a perception that the genre could soon become extinct and without Vybz Kartel in the picture, it adds substance to that premise.

“It shudn’t reach to a time when people a seh Dancehall music dead because with the history of Dancehall music in the past, the future shudda look more brighter. Without the Worl’ Boss around, yuh done know seh automatically it dim,” he said.

“At the end of the day Reggae music still stand out, old Dancehall still stand out….Sommen wrong with the artistes dem nowadays. Mi jus’ feel like dem nah do enough work. Artiste dem jus’ get comfortable.”

Nevertheless, Popcaan continues to flourish within Dancehall music as he continues to promote his recent hit song, Nuh Sell Out, produced by Fire Links. Additionally, he revealed that a new single produced by Supa Hype will be unveiled this weekend.

 

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Popcaan collaborates with Snoop Dogg

Breakthrough Dancehall superstar, Popcaan continues to add to his international resume as he’s reportedly landed another collaboration with a prominent American rapper.

On February 17, Popcaan released the official remix of his number one hit, Only Man She Want, which featured internationally acclaimed Jamaican-American rapper, Busta Rhymes. The song, which was unveiled via iTunes, has also earned over 50,000 YouTube views since its debut nearly two weeks ago; earning the Portmore Empire deejay strong acclaim locally and overseas.

Now, media reports have confirmed that Popcaan has joined forces with veteran hip-hop superstar, Snoop Dogg, who’s currently in Jamaica recording material for his upcoming studio album, Reincarnated as well as filming a documentary about the Rastafari Movement in Jamaica.

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Popcaan lands rotation on Hot 97, to unveil new video this weekend

Emerging Dancehall superstar, Popcaan has continued his meteoric rise to fame in 2012 as one of his biggest songs in 2011 has garnered him strong international exposure.

The Portmore Empire deejay’s number one hit, Only Man She Want recently copped a spot on American radio; earning regular rotation on the playlist of HOT 97 in New York City. Popcaan joins the likes of Beenie Man, Khago and long-time mentor, Vybz Kartel who have been added to the prominent radio station’s playlist.

Johnny Wonder, vice president of digital distribution company, 21st-Hapilos, which helps push some of Popcaan’s material, believes that the Ravin’ deejay has the potential to both launch himself on the international market as well as Dancehall in general.

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Video: Popcaan – Only Man She Want

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Video: Beyond the Scenes – Popcaan – Only Man She Want – Juss Buss Tv

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