Where We Come From (2014)

Popcaan - Where We Come From

Genre: Dancehall

 

Where We Come From is the debut album from Jamaican superstar Popcaan. Executive produced by Dre Skull and featuring productions from Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Jamie Roberts, Anju Blaxx and Adde Instrumentals, Popcaan's first full length offering sees his signature melodies and uplifting tones on thirteen original tracks. As musicologist Wayne Marshall writes, “Where We Come From” gives voice, as the best reggae does, to the contradictions of life in a society rife with inequities and yet so rich. Whether odes to the ghetto or the good life, Popcaan's lyrics bring realist portraits and utopian visions into dynamic tension. Songs about struggle and sex and happiness occupy the same space because they do. And whatever the topic, Popcaan's infectious positivity comes through.”

La superstar giamaicana Popcaan pubblica Where we Come From, dancehall album che si candida ad essere il miglior disco della sua categoria per il 2014. Prodotto da Dre Skull, beatmaker e proprietario della Mixpak di Brooklin (NY), il disco di debutto di Popcaan è stato definito da Wayne Marshal come un album intenso, arrangiato in modo impeccabile. Non vi resta che seguire il nostro link e ascoltare Where We Come From.

 

Tracklist

01 Hold On
02 Everything Nice
03 Number One Freak
04 Love Yuh Bad
05 The System
06 Hustle
07 Waiting So Long
08 Cool It
09 Ghetto (Tired of Crying)
10 Evil
11 Addicted
12 Give Thanks
13 Where We Come From

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Popcaan

Popcaan

Andre Jay Sutherland (born July 15, 1988), better known by his stagename Popcaan, is a Jamaican dancehall artist.

Early life

“A man has to know what kind of decision to make in life. So me choose music. But nuff of my friends lose their life living other lives. We just use those things as an example. Can’t make the same mistake as my friends made.”
–Popcaan explains.

Career

2007–2009: Career beginnings

In 2007 Popcaan approached Vybz Kartel at a local jam called 'My Scheme' where he recruited the young deejay to his Portmore Empire—becoming both a producer and mentor. Besides showing Poppy the ropes of the music game, Kartel took him on major shows like Sting and Reggae Sumfest.

Popcaan began making music for Adidjaheim Productions with then in-house producer NotNice, the first person to voice him professionally. He got off to a strong start with “Gal Wine” on the Gal Farm riddim, following up with hits including “It Nuh Work So,” “Jah Jah Protect Me,” “Gangsta City,” “Dream,” “Gangsta City Part Second,” and “Hot Grabba.”

2010

Popcaan then recorded "Clarks". Although he played more of a supporting role on “Clarks”—a song whose international success caused a worldwide spike in sales of the British shoe

2011

Since the summer of 2011 Popcaan has released a number of songs such as “Ravin" followed by "Party Shot" on T.J. Records’ Smudge Riddim and "Only Man She Want".

In 2011, Popcaan received the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Award for 'Best New Artist', and 'Collaboration of the Year' for "Clarks" with Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim, the song also winning the award for 'Song of the Year — Dancehall'.

2012 – present

At the end January 2012 Popcaan released a new mixtape, Chromatic presents Yiy Change—the follow-up to his classic 2010 mixtape Hot Skull, Fry Yiy, Boil Brainz. In March “Only Man She Want” gave Popcaan his first Billboard entry at #89 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Charts. The song was later officially remixed by rapper Busta Rhymes. Popcaan was also featured in the newspaper ‘The New York Times' speaking to the growing impact of ‘Only Man She Want’.

At the Youth View Awards, Popcaan stepped away with three awards: ‘Favourite Summer Song’ and ‘Local Chart topping song of the year’ for “Ravin”, and of course, ‘Young, Hot and Hype Male.’

The artist has been doing extensive touring including his first solo European tour, his Canadian tour, as well as the Caribbean and South American region. While in Canada Popcaan made links with Canadian rapper Drake.

Busy in studio with producers like ZJ Chrome, TJ Records, UIM and Young Vibes, Popcaan has released more smash songs with “Fry Yiy”, “Badmind a Kill Dem”, “She A Gwaan Good”, “Coolie Gal”, “The System” and “Diss Mi Friend”.

Popcaan's debut album, Where We Come From, was released on Mixpak Records on June 10, 2014. The project was executive-produced by Dre Skull. The first single from the album, "Everything Nice", was produced by Dubbel Dutch and released on October 1, 2013. It entered the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart at number 2.

In June 2014, Popcaan first appeared on the cover of The Fader in its 92nd issue. He featured on Melissa Steel's "Kisses for Breakfast" single, which was a top ten hit in the UK in August 2014.

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