Tagged: Popcaan

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Video: Lucas DiPasquale Covers Popcaan Shockingly Well, Jamaicans Rejoice

It may be the slight dip into summer temperatures New York experienced this past weekend, or the wave of debate following Vybz Kartel’s conviction, but I’ve been on a vintage dancehall binge, crossfading between tabs … read more »

POSTED April 16, 2014 11:27AM IN MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: , , ,

Stream: Popcaan feat. Mavado, “Everything Nice (Remix)”

Popcaan‘s “Everything Nice” has got such a warm, instantly loveable hook that it’s easy to get distracted by the everything is nice refrain and forget that it’s mostly a song about hustling to get the … read more »

POSTED April 8, 2014 1:19PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , ,
THE HEATWAVE Texas Carnival

Download The Heatwave’s Texas Carnival Mixtape

FADER PREMIERE England-based “bashment” DJ collective THE HEATWAVE are sharing a new mixtape, Texas Carnival, to prep for their SXSW parties this year. The tape features a carefully curated selection of white-hot dancehall and reggae … read more »

POSTED March 10, 2014 1:02PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Video: Popcaan, “Everything Nice”

Looks like, after years of success in his native Jamaica, Vybz Kartel protege and GEN F alum Popcaan is beginning to pick up speed stateside as well. He first broke into the US charts with … read more »

POSTED March 7, 2014 9:48PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

What We’re Thankful For

16 artists give thanks It’s FADER Thanksgiving tradition to ask a group of artists what they’re giving thanks for. This year, we found their answers to be as unique and candid as the music they … read more »

POSTED November 22, 2013 6:12PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Stream Casely-Hayford’s Notting Hill Carnival Mix

London father-son design duo Casely-Hayford always big up their hometown every way they can, and they’ve always been as big music fans as they are fashion fiends. Here they make a nice little festive mix … read more »

POSTED August 23, 2013 10:51AM IN STYLE NEWS TAGS: ,

Video: Popcaan, “So We Do It”

Popcaan, the Vybz Kartel protege and Pusha-T collaborator who we profiled last year, has his best video yet in “So We Do It,” a clear-skied motorbike showcase, that’s one part M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” stunts and … read more »

POSTED January 23, 2013 12:45PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , ,

Stream: Snoop Lion f. Mavado and Popcaan, “Lighters Up” (Prod. by Dre Skull and Major Lazer)

Snoop Lion taps FADER #42 cover star Mavado and Popcaan for “Lighters Up,” his latest outing in reggae pop. The unity-promoting track was produced by Dre Skull and Major Lazer, clearly the Dr. Dre to … read more »

POSTED December 11, 2012 10:56AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , ,

Stream: Pusha-T f. Popcaan and Travis Scott, “Blocka”

Update 12/11/2012: Pusha-T has released an official video for “Blocka,” directed by Orson Whales and filmed in Jamaica. ———— Pusha-T joins dancehall survivor Popcaan and new G.O.O.D. Music-signee/alleged beat thief Travis Scott on “Blocka.” Chicago’s … read more »

POSTED December 5, 2012 7:09PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

GEN F: Popcaan

The last several years have not been kind to dancehall. Record sales have dwindled to negligible levels, while the crossover singles that used to infiltrate hip-hop radio every spring have stopped materializing. The genre’s remaining … read more »

POSTED July 11, 2012 9:00AM IN GEN F Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,