This post brought to you by British Linkz Entertainment, will include all there is to know and hear about the ‘Unruly Boss,’ o.c Andrae ‘Popcaan’ Sutherland of St Thomas, Jamaica West Indies.
Andrae’s journey begun on July 19th 1988, little did the Sutherland family know they’re baby boy would become professionally known as Popcaan, the prominent Jamaican deejay, singer and songwriter.
His inception into mainstream Dancehall was 2008, Andrae joint forces with Vybz Kartel and became an official member of the then ‘Portmore Empire,‘ which he then almost instantly went up the ranks of the empire as well as the mainstream Jamaican scene with his lyrical wittiness and melodical prowess.
In 2014, Popcaan achieved his first major milestone when he signed with Mixpak Records and released his debut studio album, the critically acclaimed Where We Come From; which features singles such as “Evil” “Where We Come From” & “The System”
Popcaan is also no stranger across the globe, as he has heavy influences in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Popcaan has collaborated with many international acts, most notably Drake, Jamie XX, Pusha T, Gorillaz, Davido, Ivy Layne, Young Thug, Snoop Dogg and many more.
“… Poppy working hard for over a year and a half now, yes since Summer 16′ him a put in a lot of work in some world changing sounds with Dre Skull and other names me nah go mention. 876 Gad To The Wurl. Tr88ness !” claimed a well-known rep of the Unruly Camp to our writers.
He is working on his sophomore album for Mixpak, expected for 2018, however we haven’t been able to figure out if the project is untitled or being kept tight lipped.
We have hand-picked, with the assistance of Popcaan’s sister Squid, what we believe are the top 50 best tracks of Popcaan since his inception in 2008 up until this point today.
We choose “Dream” produced by Notnice of Notnice Records as our all time favorite track because, at this point Andrae realizes he’ll no longer be seen as a simpleton but as Popcaan; an icon, a mentor, a father, a friend and most of all a hero. All the singing in the shower, high school performances, showcasing his talent at community events “My Scheme” ad many others are finally becoming a reality.
Track 2, “Only Man She Want” was chosen to be second as this is arguably his first breakout female single, Poppy displays early signs of his melodic mastery as he deejays about the obsession women have for him whether they have a significant other or not, which we must admit he executed impeccably with a with a very amusing and soothing tone.
“Clarks” sits comfortably at number 3 on the Top 50 Best Of Popcaan playlist. This singles started a reign of several year dominance for the Portmore Empire within the genre of Dancehall. The collaboration features Vybz Kartel, Popcaan and the ever-radiant Vanessa Bling as they demolished the Cr203 compilation entitled ‘Mad Collabo Riddim.’ This single is arguably Popcaan’s worldwide break out single or in Jamaican terms, the song that “buss” Andrae ‘Popcaan’ Sutherland.
Enjoy the remaining 47 tracks below !