Forever

Album Review of Forever by Popcaan.

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Forever

Popcaan

Forever by Popcaan

Release Date: Jul 20, 2018
Record label: Mixpak
Genre(s): Reggae

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Forever - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

New Musical Express (NME) - 80
Based on rating 4/5
80

The Jamaican dancehall star returns with an immensely likeable crossover album that pulses with positivity There are some people you just root for. Jamaican dancehall star Popcaan - aka Andrae Sutherland - trades on an eminent likeability that has drawn the likes of Drake (on 'Controlla'), Pusha T ('Blocka'), Gorillaz ('Let Me Out'), Jamie xx ('I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times))' and London rapper Stefflon Don ('Hurtin' Me') to his optimistic aura. Ever since 2010's breakthrough bop 'Clarks', he's been touted as Sean Paul's natural successor, a star with the charisma and pop chops to make dancehall a viable commercial force in America.

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Pitchfork - 69
Based on rating 6.9/10
69

Dancehall veteran Beenie Man took shots at Popcaan twice this year. Man's first video accused the 29-year-old Jamaican deejay of putting on false airs about his humble roots, and the follow-up diss track warned him against surpassing his place. In the past, Popcaan might have entertained a response, like the "Stray Dog" clapback when Alkaline took jabs at his masculinity.

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