Popcaan's Good Times added to MTV playlist
'Good Times' recorded by dancehall artiste Popcaan and controversial American rapper Young Thug, has been added to UK's MTV playlist.
The song, which was produced by UK-based producer Jamie XX, currently has more than three million views on Jamie XX's YouTube page and has received positive reviews.
The video features cameos from both Popcaan and Young Thug, however they share no scenes together. Popcaan who has been without a US visa for quite sometime, is unable to maximise his potential overseas despite being noted as Jamaica's next recording artiste with the potential to cross over into the foreign market.
Even recording artiste Kranium, who was signed by the US-based Atlantic Records recently, told The STAR that Popcaan is one of the most sought after Jamaican artistes overseas.
"Right now some man weh yu hear a mek up nuff noise out here, nobody checking for them overseas, but mi can tell though. Yu see Popcaan, I have been hearing his name in the circles and mi a talk bout real influential people," Kranium said.
Never the less, Good Times' addition to MTV's playlist, means the single will be exposed to a wider audience since the channel is aired in over 10 million homes in the UK and Ireland.
The song is yet to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. However the esteemed chart recently described the song as one of the best records released in 2015.
Popcaan last tasted real Billboard success in 2012 with the single Only Man She Want that debuted at number 89 on the R&B/HipHop Billboard charts. In 2014, Billboard.com also called Popcaan 'Dancehall's New King' and raised questions about whether or not he would eventually become Jamaica's next crossover superstar.
Popcaan is booked to perform at next year's Shaggy and Friends concert.