Popcaan is featured on a brand new crossover single “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” with Atlanta rapper Young Thug and British producer Jamie xx.
The single is featured on Jamie xx upcoming sophomore album Colour, due on June 1, 2015. “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” also samples The Persuasions’ 1972 classic single “Good Times.”
The dancehall hitmaker is known to collaborate with overseas acts after previously working with the likes of Kanye West, Pusha T, Snoop Dogg, and British singer/songwriter Melissa Steele.
Popcaan, who is now signed to Dre Skull’s Mixpak Records, released his debut album Where We Come From last year to rave reviews.
Listen to Jamie xx song “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” featuring Popcaan and Young Thug below.
The single did sparked some controversy with original band member and current manager, Jimmy Hayes, saying that they were not contacted to ask for permission to sample their song.
“I don’t want to think that these people just went on their own to sample our music without any notification to us, Hayes said, according to Billboard. “A friend of mine said that he had heard it some place. He said, ‘I just heard this song, he was sampling your song.’ I said, ‘Sampling what song?’ He said, ‘When I heard it, I said oh, wow, that’s the Persuasions! That’s Mr. Jimmy!’”
Hayes later acknowledge that he was told about the sample but forgot about it.