Popcaan – Silence MP3
Popcaan’s new LP Forever arrived at midsummer mark to answer concerns 2018 hadn’t produced a “song for the season.” This time last year, casual rap fans were pulling the milly rock in their sleep, and mouthing the words to Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” ’til it got old and imitable. No matter the circumstances, be that of a relative drought, or worse a lack of dancehall in our summer sets. Popcaan doesn’t just offer a blammer or two, but an album worth of contenders, none more resonant than “Silence,” the opening number on Forever.
“Silence” is a song that communicates Popcaan’s growing distrust of those around him, a grudge he holds with everyone assembled in his entourage except Dre Skull whom he shouts in the intro grumblings. Mixpak’s Dre Skull, the album’s chief engineer and producer, has helped dancehall, as well as his label, reach a global audience with Popcaan at the helm. Songs like “Silence” cement Popcaan’s assertion of dancehall supremacy in the wake of Vybz Kartel’s imprisonment.