Drake’s record label, OVO Sound is gaining another member to its family. Drizzy announced that he would be signing dancehall artist Popcaan to his label during a surprise performance at the Unruly Fest in Jamaica on Dec. 23.
“This is something we’ve worked on for a very long time,” the rapper told the crowd. “I just wanna let everybody know, finally. Officially, 2019 Popcaan is signed to OVO.”
Both Drake and Popcaan shared pics of one another on their respective social media pages in celebration of the big news.
Drake announced tonight that in 2019 @PopcaanMusic will be officially signed to OVO. #UnrulyFest pic.twitter.com/VdPe4eG6C9
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) December 23, 2018
Popcaan and Drake previously worked on an early version of the 2016 single “Controlla.” Popcaan was later taken off the song for what was believed to be clearance issues. The solo version was then featured on Drake’s studio album Views.
The Jamaican-bred dancehall artist joins OVO’s roster which also includes PartyNextDoor, Majid Jordan, DVSN, and Roy Woods.
Check out Drake’s announcement in the video above.
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