Popcaan’s debut album, Where We Come From, will be released on Mixpak on June 10th! We’ve now revealed the full cover art, and the album is up for pre-order on iTunes.
‘Love Yuh Bad’, the second single from Popcaan’s album dropped yesterday via our brand new Popcaan site. We will be constantly updating the site, which includes all info and news on the album “Where We Come From”, including producer profiles, Popcaan bio, and an essay by musicologist Wayne Marshall:
“In turns uplifting and haunting, reverent and rude, 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.”
Check the whole thing & bookmark: popcaan.mixpakrecords.com
“Love Yuh Bad” is the second single off of Popcaan’s much anticipated debut album, Where We Come From, which will be released on June 10th via Mixpak. Hot on the heels of the lead single “Everything Nice,” this sultry and energetic second single is a love song for the dance. Produced by Dre Skull (who also serves as the album’s executive producer), “Love Yuh Bad” pairs Popcaan’s signature melodiousness and catchy rhythmic flow with skipping percussion and driving strings. It wouldn’t be a Popcaan album without a wining song and “Love Yuh Bad” fully delivers the goods.
Brand new & exclusive Popcaan snapbacks have landed in the Mixpak store! These are for the Unruly gang, limited edition wool / acrylic blend caps with Mixpak logo on the back.
Popcaan’s debut album Where We Come From is released on June 10th 2014 on Mixpak.
We’re excited to release the remix of Popcaan’s ‘Everything Nice’, featuring Mavado! To celebrate the announcement of his debut album, which will drop on Mixpak on June 10th, we’re giving the remix away for free via our Facebook page. Listen below and read the full tracklist announcement for the album over at Pitchfork.
Thank you to everyone watching & supporting the new video we made for Popcaan’s ‘Everything Nice’. Here is a round-up of press:
Pitchfork: “In a world where everything is nice, synth strokes, key changes, and swigs of liquor are paced heartbreakingly gently—this celebration is joy, but Popcaan knows it’s also a much-needed release from something that might’ve left you too drained to celebrate properly.”
Spin: “Everything Nice” is perfectly bittersweet — a song about appreciating what you’ve got while acknowledging the very real possibility of not having any of it.”
Fader: “it’s a somewhat sullen reminder that life’s good till it’s not so go ahead and put your cups dem high while you can.”
Complex: “The video, set in black and white, is similarly laid back. Popcaan is flanked by his friends, and beautiful women while expressing his gratefulness at the way his life is going thus far.”
And some of our favourite comments from WorldStarHipHop:
“shout to my dude I aint gone lie this shit smooth as fuck real talk”
“i thought i was about to see lot of ladies wining but i still feelin this track tho”
“all this guys tracks get downloaded”
“If you dont know who popcaan is… chances are you’ve never had a night out”