Popcaan and Aidonia have reportedly fallout and Masicka has everything to do with it.
The Unruly Boss and the 4th Genna leader have been close friends for years and regularly supported each other’s events and often performed on the same shows. Sources with direct knowledge of both deejay’s inner circle told us on Friday that tensions have been brewing between them from just before the holidays after Popcaan signed a deal with Corey Todd’s new liquor venture Crysp Vodka. Masicka is also one of the faces of the vodka brand and we all know Aidonia’s longstanding beef with the Genahsyde deejay.
Sources are saying that Aidonia wasn’t too happy when Popcaan made a deal with his enemies despite it being strictly business. “He felt like Unruly sellout just because of money, no loyalty, it’s like these guys are so easy to switch just because of money,” sources said. “Kartel did warn them say Poppy no loyal and them never listen to the Worl’Boss.”
Of course, Vybz Kartel has his own issues when it comes to loyalty, but that’s for another time. If Aidonia and Popcaan does have some sort of falling out over the Unruly Boss’ business deal with an enemy of Donia, then that represents something fundamentally flawed in dancehall. Artists are supposed to be free to make business deals of their own liking and disc jockeys should be allowed to play every artists music. In this case, Popcaan and Masicka have no bad blood between each other hence he shouldn’t be frown upon for doing business with the Genahsyde.
Dancehall politics has always been a complicated space, and let’s not forget these are still rumors, there may very well be no issues between Aidonia and Popcaan. But our sources insist there are some tensions between the two camps at the moment.
Last month, the “Party Shot” deejay went on an Instagram rant while interacting with his fans on Live. During his rant, he curses out Alkaline and a Vendetta fan who asked him to give his dancehall rival a shout-out. “Alkaline a batty boy bout big up Alkaline wha happen to you pu**y,” Poppy said. The “Pretty Girl Team” deejay never responded until now.
Mavado posted a video from one of his recent performances on Instagram yesterday with the caption, “The girls love bad boys.” Alkaline cosigned the statement and used the opportunity to take a shot at Popcaan. “Rich badness anuh fi di clown dem,” Alka wrote in the comment section.
In case your at a loss as to why his statement is a shot at the Unruly Boss, I will inform you that Popcaan released a song last month titled “Rich & Bad.” The two dancehall deejays have been beefing since last year, but their feud reached a boiling point earlier this year when Alkaline released a scathing diss track, “Microwave.” Popcaan never responded to that diss record, except to take a few shots at his rival in a few songs released later in the year and also on social media.
There are some talks that Mavado and Alkaline are working on a new diss track aimed at Popcaan and Vybz Kartel.
Alkaline rise up the “Helter Skelter” in his new song produced by DJ Frass.
Some dancehall fans are already calling the track a diss aimed at Popcaan and Vybz Kartel, but we reached out to a rep for the Vendetta deejay who told us that it’s not a diss record. That still is not stopping fans from drawing comparisons between Alkaline and Vybz Kartel new releases. While the incarcerated deejay has been dropping an average two songs per week, the Vendetta deejay hardly drops a single song per month this year.
Alkaline and Popcaan have reignited their beef this week when they started taking shots at each other on Instagram. The social media feud erupted when the Unruly Boss went on a rant on IG Live when a fan asked him to send some shout-outs to his dancehall rival. The “Suave” deejay has been having a phenomenal year with at least half a dozen smash hit singles in constant rotation on dancehall airwaves.
Let’s see if you can add this new track “Helter Skelter” to his growing list of hits. Take a listen below.
Rihanna and Popcaan stirs up rumors that they are working on new music together.
The pop superstar and teh Unruly Boss were both in Barbados last weekend. Rihanna was on her home soil where she was honored with a street named after her, while Popcaan was there to perform at a concert. RiRi and her BFF Melissa Ford link up with Poppy for a candid photo that has since been making the rounds on social media.
Sources close to the “Work” singer told Dancehall HipHop that the two spoke about working together but so far nothing concrete. “They did spoke about collaborating but nothing concrete yet just the initiation,” sources said. “These are two great Caribbean artists who are fans of each other’s music so naturally they would want to work together. Only time will tell if we will get a song featuring Rihanna and Popcaan.”
Both artists are currently working on new albums so there isn’t a better time for them to drop a collaboration on one of the upcoming projects. Popcaan is close friends with Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend Drake, so if this collab happens lets so how Drizzy will react to it. Last year RiRi had one of the biggest songs on the planet, her dancehall banger “Work” featuring Drake. The video for that single received almost a billion views on YouTube.
Popcaan has finally responded to Luciano after getting blasted by the Rastafarian.
A host of reggae and dancehall artists performed on the recently held Jamrock Reggae Cruise including Popcaan. The show was well received, but not without a little controversy. During a concert back in August in the UK, Luciano burn out Popcaan for singing about being high and never sober. The roots reggae veteran blast artists like Popcaan and Alkaline while accusing them of fueling crime in Jamaica.
Popcaan wasn’t too happy about what Luciano did using his platform and last week during his Jamrock Reggae Cruise performance, he used his platform to respond to his elder without being disrespectful. “Da song yah weh me a go sing, it name Never Sober. Guess wah? While me a watch the stage show, me see one elder artiste weh me look up to a bun me out, and da elder artiste deh a father Luciano,” the Unruly Boss said.
“Me wah seh nuff love and respect to father Luci,” Popcaan continues. “But guess wah, father Luci, yuh see as a elder, yuh see if me seh sup’m inna mi song weh yuh nuh like, me woulda like if yuh approach me and seh ‘Popcaan, you seh sup’m weh mi nuh like and mi disappointed.’ Mi nuh want yuh go pan stage go bun me out as a elder cause mi nuh feel good bout it.”
Luciano responded saying that because Popcaan did the song openly he had to rebuked him openly also.
Popcaan has his eyes set on a major investment in St. Thomas, a move he hopes will drive development in the rural Jamaican parish.
Last month, the Unruly Boss met with St Thomas, Member of Parliament for Eastern St Thomas Dr Fenton Ferguson where the two discussed the bad roads in the parish and the need for development. A rep for the dancehall star told Dancehall HipHop that he plans on not just talking but take action and is planning to use his own money to invest in the community.
“We have a number of ideas that we are planning to act on and so far we are getting outside investors interested in our mission,” his rep said. “Poppy spoke in depth with the MP and the two have agreed that the parish needs some development of infrastructure and business activity. It’s almost like St. Thomas is being left behind and this has been going on for years where we are neglected by politicians.”
Popcaan leads a protest last month in St. Thomas where he called for the government to fix the deplorable roads in the parish. “We have been trying to get the Government’s attention for a while now, and still no change,” Popcaan said. “St Thomas is a parish where we don’t have a lot of things, but right now, we’re just asking for the road.”
Dancehall artist Popcaan is pleading with Jamaican gangsters to stop the killings.
The Jamaican government is currently running out of ideas as the crime grips the island leaving a trail of bloodshed in its wake. Last month, Tommy Lee Sparta gave a lengthy speech on stage during a performance in his native Montego Bay where he told his fans to put an end to the murders. On Sunday, Popcaan posted a video on Instagram telling gang members, some of who listen to his music, to stop killing each other.
“It’s the Unruly Boss this,” Popcaan said while smoking a blunt. “Whole a meds in the Sunday morning in the bush. I am going to talk to the ghetto youths them now. Too much killing going on in the place dog, the man them a war and killing off each other too much brothers. Hear what I am saying, I don’t know you and I don’t know what you’re fighting for, but the man them just need to hold it on a level because hear is what’s going on now. There are a lot of money out there in the world to make, but killing is not the solution.”
Popcaan also said that he can speak to whats going on because he is from the streets and he made a life for himself in music and is able to tour the world and make a lot of money.
While the Unruly Boss didn’t appear on the single, he did make an appearance in the Pensacola-directed video shot in Jamaica. The single appears on Yachty’s debut album Teenage Emotions. The clip starts out with Lil Boat heading out to sea before things get and he ended up on a deserted island. He then started illuminating about a banging female on the island that caught his attention.
Stefflon Don appeared about midway the clip to show strut her stuff in front a waterfall while Popcaan appeared while lip syncing some of the lyrics. The romantic video ended with Lil Yachty waking up realizing that he has been laying next to a sand sculpture on the beach. “Better” is the latest single off Teenage Emotions that Yachty has been pushing following the success of other singles like “Forever Young” with Diplo and “Peek-a-Boo” with Migos.
R&B singer Kyla travels to Jamaica to link up with her collaborator Popcaan for the “You Ain’t Mine” video.
The track has been doing well among dancehall fans overseas since it’s release earlier this month. The Philippines singer travels to Jamaica recently to shoot the video with director Lil Internet. The cut shows some breathtaking video of the island mountain side and the ocean. The clip starts out with Kyla showing off her banging body before linking up with Popcaan later in the night. Some local dancers also show off their dance moves.
Kyla career has been blowing up since last year when Drake sampled her 2008 funky single “Do You Mind?” for his dancehall banger “One Dance.” That track was one of the biggest song on the planet last year and could go down as one of the biggest hits of both their careers. Her newest hit “You Ain’t Mine” is with dancehall great Popcaan and we will be watching this track closely to see how well is does. This marks the second time that the R&B singer is working with the Unruly Boss.