Who is Popcaan?
Born Andrae Sutherland in Parish of St. Thomas he moved to a rough district of Portmore in St. Catherine Jamaica when he was 7 years old.
He had dreams of becoming a soldier for the Jamaican army and serve his country proud, but after realizing that the test was mostly running and hopping over stuff he quit because he was looking for more of a challenge.
Andre Adopted the name “Popcaan” from a friend who has since passed on, and started to perform at his high school concerts. however he never took his music career seriously until being scouted by leading dancehall artist, Vybz Kartel to join his group, Portmore Empire after he saw him performing at a local party in 2007 . Kartel signed the youngster to his record label, Addijaheim soon thereafter.
He made his debut in 2008, With his smash single “My War” and later gained international success with the hit song “Clarks” in 2010, which also featured his mentor Vybz Kartel. He soon follow up with hits such as “Gangsters City”, ”Dream”, and ”Raving” (on the Summertime riddim).
In 2011, he received the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards for the 'Best New Artiste', and 'Collaboration of the Year' for ”Clarks” with Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim, the song also won the award for “Dancehall Song of the Year'.
The 22-year-old counts reggae legend Sizzla Kalonji, Buju Banton and Vybz Kartel as his biggest musical inspiration.
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