Where We Come From
Etichetta: Mixpak Records
Popcaan's debut arrives at a time when dancehall is still reeling from the imprisonment of Vybz Kartel and sagging under the bullying swagger of Aidonia and Alkaline. Andre Jay Sutherland may boast an "Unruly Boss" chest tattoo, but his musical persona is fresh-faced and melodious, with party anthems (the dubstep-inflected, Pusha T-starring "Hustle") measured out against his social conscience ("Ghetto"). When's the last time a dancehall star talked about "Waiting So Long" to put a ring on their beloved's finger? Or sold a sentiment like "Everything [Is] Nice" as if they really believed it?