Popcaan Talks Growing Up in the Church, Meeting Vybz Kartel, and Working With Toni-Ann Singh – Watch Interview
As he continues to promote his recently released album, Great Is He, dancehall artiste Andrae Sutherland, professionally known as Popcaan, did an interview where he spoke on the project and his music career in general.
During the interview with Etalk’s Tyrone “T-rex” Edwards, Popcaan shared that his love affair with dancehall began while he was a part of the church. His grandmother, Pastor Gwyneth Sutherland, with whom he grew up, did not approve, which forced a curious Popcaan to listen to the secular genre secretly.
After a failed test dashed his hopes of becoming a soldier, Popcaan said he decided to take music seriously and later recorded his first professional single, Gyal Wine, with producer NotNice. He went on to meet Vybz Kartel at a party he was performing at, and the bold young artiste told Kartel that he wanted a chance to perform. After Popcaan demonstrated his abilities in front of an audience, Kartel gave him his phone number, initiating the mentorship that would lead to Popcaan becoming one of Kartel and Gaza Empire’s biggest breakout artists.
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The Family deejay went on to discuss his relationship with his mother, Ms. Rona, who occasionally makes hilarious appearances on his social media. Popcaan also discussed collaborating with Chronic Law and Nigerian afrobeat singer Burna Boy.
While speaking on his relationship with Toni-Ann Singh, Popcaan shared that the pair have four songs together and that the former Miss World is currently working on her EP.
Watch the interview below: