When the Caribbean wave hit the American rap industry [Article]

When the Caribbean wave hit the American rap industry [Article]

As you can see a lot of American rappers like Drake, Tory Lanez, Tyga and even Kid Ink have tried the Dancehall.
But where this wave is coming from ?
Everything Begun when Drake surprised us by dropping his notorious song “Controlla” featuring Popcaan. But is that really such a surprise when we know the entourage of the 6man Not sure!


First of all, as you know the Jamaican artist Popcaan is a good friend of Drake.He is know for the hits as such “Dream” “Everything Nice” or even the famous “Only man she want”. Moreover we can see them quite often partying together.

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Furthermore, the Canadian seems to have a real connection with the Jamaican scene. Actually, there was 6 years ago Drake released the music video of “Find your love”. The video has been shot in Jamaica with the participation of Mavado another big dancehall artist signed on the label of Dj Khaled “We The Best Music”. Otherwise, other members of OVO sounds seem to follow the movement too.Recently Roy Woods and Partynextdoor dropped some songs really influenced by the island sounds.

After “Controlla” we could discover “Luv” by “Tory Lanez” which is a cover of a Jamaican classic named;”Everyone Falls In Love” by The duo Tanto Metro & Devonte. Then Lanez dropped a remix of Controlla. These 2 songs were a success and have been pretty well received for the other Canadian who is one of the biggest rival of Dreezy .

At last, Tyga also made a Jamaican hit where the music video was shot in Jamaica with the model “Amina Blue”. A model who is known after walking in the fall and winter 2015 line of Yeezy Season 1 during the New York Fashion Week. However, despite a good vibe and a good visual “1 of 1” received a lot of negative criticism. Indeed, while people reproach Tyga of stealing drake song style, another controversy came to light, surrounding the girl Kylie’s boyfriend choose to play his lover . Most of the people are shocked by the fact of T-RAW choose a model with a white skin instead of a Jamaican (a Black Woman).

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At last More recently we could discover “Gwan Big Up Urself” by Roy Woods “Not Nice” “Only You” from Partynextdoor and “Nasty” by Kid ink featuring Jeremih and the Jamaican artist Spice. All of theses songs are also influenced by the Jamaican sounds. So do this wave is going to continue ? Personally, I hope so !

However it seems like dancehall is a good way to make commercial,appreciated music and even relaunch his career.


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