Popcaan teams up with Drake -Deejay, Canadian star to work together
Dancehall star Popcaan completed a big summer by making huge
strides in Canada, including linking up with Canadian rapper and
international star Drake.
While the world was enraptured with the Summer Olympics in
London, the deejay, whose real name is Andrae Sutherland, was busy in
Canada with two shows over the Caribbana Weekend. The artiste wowed
audiences while performing at Coconuts and the Sound Academy in Toronto.
It was a long performance-filled Summer for the deejay that
included a two-week European tour, several Caribbean shows including
Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and electrifying performances at Reggae Sumfest and Dream Weekend, just to name a few.
The deejay said, “It’s been a crazy summer but mi give thanks,
especially to all di fans that show up and pack di shows. Di fans dem
mad, dem fry. Canada always shows me nuff love; respect to the Canadians
While in Canada Popcaan met with hip hop artist Drake, whose team
had reached out to him in the months leading up to his performance at
Caribana. Drake sent an invitation to Popcaan’s team to attend the
rapper’s third annual OVO Fest. OVO Fest is Drake’s yearly concert
hosted in his home town Toronto and this year featured the likes of
Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Snoop Dog, 2Chainz, The Weeknd and Meek Millz.
The rapper has been an admirer of Popcaan as seen on occasions
when he has taken to social media networking site Twitter, to tweet the
deejay’s song lyrics and slangs. Popcaan said, “I met Drake backstage at
OVO Fest, then linked again at the after party on Sunday, (August 5th).
After that di vibes did mad so we went to two private parties on
Monday, following di show”.
The two also discussed working together soon. “Meeting Drake was
good; he’s cool and wants to come to Jamaica again. Him rate my ‘Yiy
Change’ mixtape. His whole crew knows the mixtape well. He likes my
music and knows all di slangs,” Popcaan added.
Currently back in Jamaica, Popcaan will be returning to Canada
for the Montreal International Reggae Festival on Saturday as well as
other shows in Hamilton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and London – to name a few.
After Canada the deejay has appearances in the Caribbean, Europe and
While busy on the road, the artiste never neglects the studio. He recently released Bay Badness for TJ Records, A Mi Baby Dat for UIM Records and coming soon Me Caan Believe for YVP Productions and a track on ZJ Liquid’s ‘Pre-Release’ rhythm.
On September 1, Popcaan will host a ‘Back to School’ treat in the
3West community of Portmore, St Catherine. The treat will include
school item giveaways, fun rides and games for children and
entertainment by popular artistes.
According to Popcaan, “this is my small way of giving back to my
community, to help the parents with some of the expenses by giving
school bags and books and also to give the children some fun before the
serious school work starts.