Popcaan calls the beef quits, wait what beef?
In case you missed it there was an apparent beef going on between Popcaan and Mavado.
While minding my own business trolling the internet the beef surfaced in the form of two diss tracks. According to Urban Islandz, Popcaan took some lyrical jabs at the Gully God in his hit track titled “We Still A Win.” But his track was supposedly in response to Mavado’s track “Big League”.
“Me no know bout league cuz me name world cup / And nuff a them no like how we hotter than thermos / me see it say them don’t like when ghetto youths shell the world up / what them ago do now when the Benz pick them girl up,” Popcaan.
Mavado was not about that life and “allegedly” took a few jabs at Popcaan with a diss track titled “Go Fi Dem.”
“A wa do you likkle chicken / You think mi war finger licking / Is a gyal mi use trick him / When time she hug up and a kiss him / Anyweh wi aim, deh suh shot a kick him / Freak bwoy a you face gyal a sit in / Yeah the fire hot in a the kitchen / Shoot dem fi 3 life pippin,” Mavado sang.
So what caused the beef?
Keep in mind Mavado and Vybz Kartel had their feud while Popcaan was a member of the World Boss’ camp back in 2009. But the beef seemed to squash after the two did a collaboration on Snoop Dog/Snoop Lion’s track titled “Lighters Up” in 2013. Maybe the beef began due to Alkaline.
Apparently Mavado and Alkaline are somewhat besties and Popcaan is not a fan of Alkaline so that could have started the war. Alkaline and the Gully God released a single called “Farewell” where shots were taken at the Unruly Boss.
The beef apparently spilled over to social media with the two deejays taking jabs at each other. Popcaan later publicly apologized, but the Gully camp was not sold as Alkaline released his diss track titled “After All”. Popcaan decided to be the bigger person and he declined to respond.
Urban Islandz reports: “No Poppy won’t issue a response so this war is dead. There is no winner and loser. The whole thing was between Popcaan and Mavado and then suddenly all types of other irrelevant artists making diss tracks. So the whole thing became more like a nuisance than an actually lyrical war between the two of the top artists in the dancehall industry.”
I must be living under a rock because I did not even know these two were feuding. The thing is Mavado also had beef with popcaan’s former mentor Vybz Kartel, which produced a number of hits. The most memorable one to me was titled “Last man standing” by Kartel.
When Mavado was beefing Kartel, I couldn’t recall Popcaan jumping into the drama so why did Alkaline jump in?
Personally I don’t think dancehall artists need to beef to sell records or become popular. Popcaan is already doing big things and is even going to be featured in a Drake film. Mavado has been on the scene for many years and is a well established dancehall artist. I think both men should stop the beef especially Gully God as he has been in the game longer and should know better. We don’t want another 2 Pac and Biggy scenario to play out in the streets of Jamaica so shake and make up.
I admire the fact the Popcaan decided to call off the war first. The two deejays are very talented and should quit while they are at the peek of their careers.