Dancehall artistes Popcaan and Alkaline have started off 2017 with an unexpected lyrical feud. After an awakening in Dancehall clashes last year with a Gaza/Gully beef, Unruly/Gully war, Gaza/Vendetta contention and Ninja Man/Merciless lyrical brawl, Dancehall fans can now tune in with Popcaan’s “Stray Dog” and Alkaline’s “Microwave.”
In the song, “Stray Dog,” Popcaan targets a ‘bwoy’ who knows “nuttin bout badniss,” also saying “yuh nuh bad like Rihanna”.
Dancehall fans and social media have assumed to ‘bwoy’ to be Alkaline, whom released a counteraction”Badness” in December.
Popcaan, however, linked his target with ‘contact lens,’ which social media fans are confident to be Alkaline, who is known for sporting fake eye tattoo.
“Fully-auto squeeze inna yuh contact lens,” Popcaan deejays.
While listeners can only assume the target of Popcaan’s track, rival deejay Alkaline launched a direct attack on the “World Cup” deejay, leaving social media into a frenzy.
The artwork for Alkaline’s “Microwave” depicts an open microwave with an open bag of popcorn with a silhouette of Popcaan on the pack.
The lyrics continue to be as direct with mention of “Flopcaan”.
Alkaline also stated the target of the song ‘getting a range from his man’. In November, Drake reportedly gifted Popcaan a new Range Rover Evoque convertible.
Popcaan and Alkaline have apparently renewed their lyrical battle for the new year, generating a stream of mixed reactions from their fans.