Ruppings Issue 1

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Ruppings Issue 1 is a photo book from Mixpak’s time in Jamaica in the first half of 2015, featuring Popcaan & the Unruly gang. Made by Susannah Webb & Tony Lowe, it features 35mm photos in full color. 46 pages, perfect bound, 5.5×8.5, limited edition and made with love in NYC. Some outtakes below, buy here.

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Where We Come From – Deluxe Vinyl Edition Out Now!

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Mixpak is excited to announce the vinyl release of  Popcaan’s Where We Come From, out nowPackaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket, with photo booklet including an essay by musicologist Wayne Marshall. Also available as a bundle with either of the Popcaan X Mixpak caps.

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 Wayne Marshall writes in his essay on the album:

“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.

Dre Skull Explores Kingston with Popcaan

Last time he was in Kingston, Dre Skull linked up with The FADER to talk a little bit about his path to becoming a dancehall producer, and his respect for Jamaican music culture. In the clip he spends some time at the soundsystems and at the beach, and meets up with Popcaan and Chi Ching Ching in the studio to record.

Popcaan EU Tour 2015

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Popcaan is headed to Europe this Summer for a 12-city run. Check the dates above, or on the Events page, and don’t miss your chance to see the man live!

Popcaan’s “Where We Come From” Best of 2014 Roundup

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Popcaan’s “Where We Come From” graced the best of 2014 lists of many of our favorite publications, and we wanted to take this opportunity to share the good news and express our gratitude to everyone who has supported Popcaan this year. Thanks for listening, we’ll see you in the new year!

New Mixpak Merch!

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We have new items up and ready to roll just in time for Winter! We made these super warm Mixpak beanies to keep you warm, as well as official Popcaan WWCF posters and a bunch of new bundles if you’re looking for a nice deal. Shipping worldwide.

Get yours here!