An introduction to the dancehall sensation.
A twenty-seven year old Jamaican dancehall by the name of Popcaan has been making waves recently, not only in Jamaica, but around the globe. The up-and-comer got his start when he was still just a teenager after Vybz Kartel began to put him on, and since then he's become somewhat of a household name, working alongside the likes of Young Thug, Drake, Pusha T, and even being sampled by Kanye West.
In 2013, Popcaan recorded a music video in Toronto shot by OVO Sound's Niko, and he and his crew can be heard speaking in patois throughout the course of Drake's most recent full-length project If You're Reading This It's Too Late. "Controlla," which is supposedly going to be on Views From The 6, has boosted his stock even higher, and leaves him poised to be a global phenomenon. Let's take a look at ten of his essential cuts.