Popcaan Blazing

Chilling in Jamaica With Popcaan

Words by Reid van Renesse

Last fall, I was in Negril doing work for the Rockhouse Hotel and shooting a Romain Virgo performance, part of their monthly “Live at the Rockhouse” acoustic series/party. 

Max Glazer was also there to DJ the event and run the RadioLily.com live broadcast. Popcaan came up from Kingston for the event to do a live interview with Max and debut the first single “Everything Nice” off his upcoming album Where We Come From.

My photos of him and his friends rolling up some local greenery and playing the Jamaican board game, Ludi, were shot at an ital cafe called Jus Natural a few miles down the road from the Rockhouse Hotel.

The video was shot when a bunch of us went out the following night. We first stopped at the infamous stripclub/carwash Scrub-a-Dub, but it was a bit too early, aka not popping yet. A few phone calls were made and we were led (via dude on scooter) about 30 minutes into the middle of the country to a small club called Mingles that was going off. On a side note, Popcaan drives like Steve McQueen in Bullitt.

Check out the video from the adventure up top, pictures below, and be sure to pick up a copy of Popcaan’s new album Where We Come Fromout now.

Popcaan board game


Popcaan Break Bud Down


Popcaan in Jamaica


Girl in Jamaica


Popcaan looking at weed


Popcaan Ludi Jamaica


Popcaan playing ludi


Popcaan Smelling Bud


Popcaan With Friends


Reid van Renesse is a photographer and filmmaker. You can check out more of his work here and follow him on Instagram and Tumblr.

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