Popcaan Releases ‘Great Is He’

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

31 Jan 2023

Dancehall superstar Popcaan has officially released his new album Great Is He, out now via OVO Sound. The new album embodies the dancehall superstar’s signature mix of bombast, brooding, and brukking out, while also exploring the expanse of Dancehall’s versatility and influence on modern music. Great Is He includes his previously released offerings “We Caa Done” featuring Drake, bashment anthem “Set It,” the love song “Next To Me,” featuring Toni-Ann Singh and “Skeleton Cartier.”

Great Is He is a kaleidoscopic offering, where Popcaan uses all avenues available to explore where he comes from, and his life as one of dancehall’s great superstars. With carefully handpicked features from genre giants Drake and Burna Boy, as well as the next generation’s Jamaican star, Chronic Law, Popcaan sits side by side with the genres that dancehall has inspired. It’s a testament to the variety of dancehall out there, and the breadth of his artistry – where conscious rawness sits next to dance anthems.

Since his 2014 debut, Where We Come From, Popcaan has risen to become not just one of the most celebrated artists within dancehall, but a global superstar celebrated for his dedication in pushing the genre forward. A cultural powerhouse, his accolades and achievements are numerous; he’s worked with a who’s who of fellow trailblazers including Jamie xx, Young Thug, Gorillaz, Burna Boy, Kano, Jorja Smith and Drake; he’s regularly topped the Billboard Reggae Album charts; he created Jamaica’s annual Unruly Fest which brings stars across the globe to the country, he’s won applause from the likes of NY Times, Billboard, Complex and covered the likes of The FADER, Wave and Clash amongst others, and most recently fronted Drake’s Nocta campaign. Throughout it all, he has remained an innovative force bringing dancehall to the world, racking up almost a billion global streams.