News recently surfaced that Popcaan had obtained his US visa and work permit, allowing him to travel to the United States.
Being one of the most in demand Jamaican acts in the US for the last few years, the Dancehall industry and fans alike have been abuzz.
The “Nah Idle” deejay will be making his first appearance in the US, where he is expected to participate in the Red Bull Culture Clash on Friday (August 25) at 787 Windsor in Atlanta, Georgia.
According to sources, Popcaan was granted a one-entry visa to the United States for the event.
Dancehall industry players believe that this milestone will certainly present more opportunity to the “Dream” deejay and could be the first of many trips.
Julian Griffiths, manager of diamond-selling artiste Charly Black, described the news as good news for Dancehall, stating that not only will it (the visa) be good for Popcaan, but it will be good for Dancehall overall.
Entertainment publicist, Keona Williams, agreed, stating that once the deejay proves himself with this opportunity, it should open more doors for him.
Despite dominating the Dancehall scene for a number of years and gaining immense success internationally, particularly in the US market, Popcaan has never set foot on American soil.
Due to his affiliation with now incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, many believed the “Everything Nice” entertainer would never realise his dream of travelling to the US.
However, Popcaan has done incredibly well without being able to travel to the states.
He has had Canadian superstar Drake cosign and has also had several collaborations in the UK and Europe.
As it relates to Red Bull Culture Clash 2017, he will be facing off against teams like Mike WiLL’s EarDrummers, WondaGurl’s Enjoy Life, and Tinie Tempah’s Disturbing London.
Popcaan was part of last year’s Red Bull Culture Clash, which saw his team, that also included Dancehall diva Spice, walking away with the title. It is believed that his involvement in that clash was instrumental in him being granted the visa this time around.