Popcaan and Mavado are two of dancehall's most sensational artists. This past summer, the two have been embroiled in a heated clash that has been the main source of gossip and entertainment for dancehall fans worldwide.
The fray is consistently played out on social media, with both artists taking jabs at each other through pictures and disses. Exhibit A: Mavado's post seven weeks ago, in which he says, "Some little artist boy fi know dem bloodclatt self... "
The Unruly Boss had his own way of getting at Mavado by portraying a life of zero f**ks being given.
Here's what we know about the genesis of the beef. Popcaan released a new single "World Cup" earlier this summer rather innocently, yet upon further investigation, this was not the case. The single contains lyrics that directly take aim at the Gully Gad's "Big League" single saying: "Wi nuh know bout league cause we name World Cup/ and the p***y dem nuh like when wi hotta dan thermos / they doah like when ghetto yute f**k the world up / weh them ago do now when the Benz pick them girl up.” Shot's fired.
Mavado responded, taking aim at Popcaan on the track titled "Go Fi Dem" with lyrics such as: "Dem a drink, and smoke, and feel nice / dem nuh bad in a real life / must because mi a pop off dem gyal G string / dem fi diss meck mi pop off dem G-stripe."
Since then, the beef continues to play out on social media with Popcaan labeling Mavado an online gangsta while, at the same time, paying homage to another dancehall sensation, Vybz Kartel.
DJs and selectors all over the globe have taken part in the clash by entertaining fans of both artists with traditional clash-juggling, offering one Mavado tune for every Popcaan tune and vice versa. While some fans take this beef very seriously (choosing violence to show allegiance to one of the artists), others understand that these clashes can only enhance the tide of dancehall's new wave by drawing in new viewers and fans -- which, in turn, translates to record sales and increased popularity.
In the latest development, Mavado released "Funeral" with scathing lyrics such as "Should a name Bruce Lee to the way how you a flip / mussy only know one letter in alphabet / y fi you self, minny mouse you a bi**h / pon Gaza boss you go hide and snitch"
Listen to the rest of the track here on KingstonToLA and let us know which side you're on in the comments below:
Featured image courtesy of @popcaanmuic on Instagram.