OVO x Unruly continue to supply the goods.
Last night, the 2016 Red Bull Culture Clash went down in London, and it saw four exciting crews, each armed with its own soundsystem, competing to see who could shut down the O2 Arena most resoundingly. This year's competitors were the NYC-based dancehall label Mixpak -- led by Jamaican star Popcaan, Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang, Eskimo Dance -- a team of grime elites fronted by Wiley, and the UKG Allstars -- a group of artists and DJs responsible for the lasting sound of UK garage.
The winner ended up being Mixpak, and Popcaan delivered the final blow by playing a brand new version of Drake's biggest-ever hit, "One Dance," which is currently No. 1 in both the US and the UK. He dropped the song after shouting out his OVO bredrin, and telling the crowd "Fuck Wiz Khalifa!" -- nothing that's out of the norm in a Culture Clash and certainly not indicative of any real beef.
The new "One Dance" that the Unruly boss played is a heavier, club-focused dubplate of the original, and it includes new lyrics that Drake slipped in for Popcaan himself: "Streets not safe, Poppy never run away, even when he's away." It so happens that Poppy had been dissed for getting left off the final edit of "Controlla" that made it onto VIEWS, and the "One Dance" dubplate, exclusively gifted to him by Drizzy, was his response. It's assumed that the remix duties come courtesy of Mixpak boss Dre Skull or some of the label's other producers. God willing, let's hope this sees an official release early into the summer season.