With the genre’s reigning king, Vybz Kartel, facing a very lengthy stay behind bars, Popcaan is poised to take over from his former mentor and steer dancehall in a new direction with his debut album, Where We Come From. Executive produced by Dre Skull, the 13-track project is the crooner’s formal introduction to the world, full of uplifting harmonies and club flavor. Popcaan even nabs a guest verse from his “Blocka” collaborator Pusha T on “Hustle,” which sounds like a Jamaican interpretation of that early ’00s Atlanta sound.
Where We Come From, which you can hear in full below, is out today on iTunes.
Stream “Hustle” plus Popcaan’s full album below…
Read Popcaan’s FADER cover story here.