6 years ago the now imprisoned dancehall artist Vybz Kartel and NYC producer Dre Skull collaborated on the “Kingston Story” album which is considered a modern dancehall classic, now the pair reunites for the smasher of a one-off single “Real Bad Gal” (via Mixpak). The song is a dedication to a “bad and brave” woman, the original bad gal.
The new king of Jamaica – Popcaan – with the album of the summer.
““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 musicologist Wayne Marshall writes:
“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.”