New Music: Popcaan – ‘Fix Tings’

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Growing up in Portmore, Jamaica was not an easy road for Andrae Sutherland. As young as seven years old, Andre trained himself as a vocalist and performer in the tradition of many of the great Jamaican musicians that came before him. As many of his friends took the well-travelled route of drugs and crime, Popcaan continued to follow his musical calling. His break came when he was spotted by his idol Vybz Kartel at a local talent contest and things took off from there. Taken under Kartel’s wing, Popcaan burst onto the scene with a feature on “Clarks” and never looked back.

Quickly proving himself as one of the island’s most talented artists, his distinctive voice and impressive instinct for melody flew him through international hits, from “Only Man She Want” to “Ravin.” His back catalogue features everything that dancehall has to offer – from poetic ghetto laments to party smashers and gyallis anthems.

As well as a huge local fanbase and a dedicated worldwide following, the Portmore MC became the first dancehall artist since Sean Paul to have his track playlisted on the BBC, shortly followed by a US Billboard chart placement. His well-known catchphrases and charismatic energy have lead him to cult status, finding a loyal fan in Drake as well as features with Busta and Snoop. Continuing the course to pop stardom, this past year saw him feature on both Pusha T’s “Blocka” and Kanye West’s Yeezus.

Popcaan first joined forces with Dre Skull in 2012 for the release of “Get Gyal Easy,” followed by “So We Do It” and “The System”, racking up millions of YouTube plays. His debut album (released on Mixpak) is executive produced by Dre Skull, and features additional productions from Dubbel Dutch, Anju Blaxx, Jamie YVP and Adde Productions.

With the release his debut full length, Where We Come From, Popcaan has made his grandest artistic statement to date and confirmed his place as an important voice in the tradition of Jamaican music.

Popcaan, 29 Juni på Inkonst Malmö

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Popcaan: ‘So We Do It’ Video Premiere!

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Check out the premiere of Popcaan‘s new single “So We Do It“! Buy now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/O4pLep Released in Summer 2012, Dre Skull’s Kling Klang riddim has since been gathering momentum across the world, with support from David Rodigan, ZJ Elektra, Robba Ranx, Major Lazer, Benji B & Toddla T. Popcaan http://www.facebook.com/PopcaanMusic

Named after Kraftwerk’s legendary German studio, the riddim takes some inspiration from their repertoire: Dre Skull’s beat revs up to the sound of an engine, then breaks into a minimal soundscape powered by cymbals, resonating bass and lasers that waver on computer game aesthetics before accelerating into the chorus. Sitting alongside cuts from Tifa, Beenie Man, Suku and Deva Bratt, Popcaan’s “So We Do It” delves yet again into his wide array of styles, going in for a relaxed storytelling verse that would make Slick Rick proud and a singjay chorus-line to remind you exactly how he does it.

In early 2013, Mixpak releases three accompanying videos for the riddim and Popcaan is first out of the gate. Taking stuntin’ to the next level, the deejay joins forces with the aptly-titled local motorcycle crew Crazy Bikerz. Filmed on location in Kingston. Jamaica by Andy Capper (director of Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated documentary), the high-speed video matches the bikers’ mind-bending tricks with Poppy’s lyrical twists. Join the ride.

Mixpak presents Dre Skull’s new Kling Klang Riddim with voicings from Beenie Man, Popcaan, Deva Bratt, Suku and Tifa.
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Tracklist
1 Beenie Man – Super Model
2 Deva Bratt – Hot And Ready
3 Popcaan – So We Do It
4 Suku – Mad Sumaddy
5 Tifa – Champion Bubbler
6 Dre Skull – Kling Klang Riddim

Popcaan – ‘Protect Them Lord’

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Checkout The Ravin King Popcaan brand new single “Protect Them Lord,” off the Animal Instinct Riddim, produced by Techniques Records.

Video: “Lighters Up” Feat. Mavado & Popcaan


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Pusha T: ‘Blocka’ Featuring Popcaan (Video Premiere)!

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Check out the premiere of Pusha T‘s latest video for “Blocka“! The New Single from Pusha T titled “Blocka” featuring The Ravin King Popcaan, Directed By Orson Whales (Shahan Jafri + Alex Germanotta) Available on iTunes Now! Download Here: http://smarturl.it/painpushaits

Snoop Lion: ‘Lighters Up’ Feat. Mavado and Popcaan!

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Check out the premiere of Snoop Lion‘s new single “Snoop Lion” featuring Mavado and Popcaan! The track serves as the official single off 5noop‘s new upcoming reggae album Reincarnated. Produced by Major Lazer and Dre Skull. Release Date: December 18th