Rich The Kid & Jay Critch Checks In With Popcaan & Skillibeng In Jamaica For New Music

Rich The Kid and Jay Critch checks in with dancehall giants Popcaan and Skillibeng in Jamaica.

Rich The Kid and Jay Critch are the two latest international rappers to touch down on Jamaican soil. Their visit begs the question, “Is this just a vacation or are they up to some musical mischief?” While the answer to that question has not yet been given by the artists, the two are hanging out with Dancehall deejays Skillibeng and Popcaan, and that is enough evidence for fans to surmise there is an upcoming collab.

Last Friday, April 16, Rich The Kid posted a video on Instagram jamming to Skillibeng’s hit single “Crocodile Teeth,” and just a day after, the rapper posted pictures of himself and Skilli hanging out, captioned, “TOP SHOTTAS.”

The latest additions to the crew, Popcaan and Jay Critch, currently have fans on the tip of their seats, awaiting an official announcement of a new collab.

A video of the four artists chilling on an undisclosed balcony is currently circulating on social media, and the public was quick to point out Popcaan’s association with multiple international artists, painting him to be an ambassador for Jamaica’s entertainment industry.

Sources told Urban Islandz that the rappers discussed collaborations with the two dancehall hitmakers but it’s unclear if they actually went into the studio to record. Still, it’s clear that Rich The Kid and Jay Critch was having the time of their lives in Jamrock.

One person commented, “If you go to Jamaica and didn’t check in with Popcaan did you really even go to Jamaica”, another added “Popcaan- Ministry of Tourism”, and another expressed, “At this point, Popcaan is on the list of Things to do/ visit when in Jamaica. Get Devon House ice cream, visit Bob Marley Museum, take a picture with Popcaan…seems about right.”

Several international artists, including Stonebwoy, Quavo, Davido, and Drake, have documented their time with Popcaan following their visit to Jamaica.

The “Firm and Strong” deejay signed with Drake’s record label OVO Sound and Warner Records in 2018 and has collaborated with the Canadian rapper a number of times, with songs including “Twist And Turn,” “All I Need,” and “My Chargie.”

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Popcaan has also collaborated with multiple other international artists, including Davido, Wale, Pusha T, Jamie XX, Gorillas, and Giggs.

While Skillibeng is still relatively new on the entertainment scene, after getting his breakthrough in late 2019, fans are expecting him to make the same big moves in the industry in the coming years.

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DMX Not Dead, Rapper’s Manager Dispelled Death Rumors

Steve Rifkind, DMX’s manager, has confirmed that the rapper is still alive and is urging the public to stop spreading rumors.

This comes after the “RIP DMX” hashtag has been trending on Twitter, with many fans speculating that the rapper has passed on. In a video posted on Instagram, Rifkin, who is also a longtime friend of the rapper, said, “Please stop with posting these rumors. DMX is still alive. Yes, he is on life support, but please, its not helping anybody by having them seeing these false rumors. Let the family relax for a night.”

Rifkind added that the public will be getting a statement from the family sometime tomorrow, April 9. While DMX is alive, after nearly a week of admission at the ICU of White Plains Hospital in New York, the 50-year-old rapper has been showing no signs of improvement. Reports are that the “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is suffering organ failure, and doctors see no signs of improvement and little to no brain activity.

The family of the rap legend is left with the difficult decision of whether or not to withdraw life support. Last Friday, April 2, DMX suffered a heart attack at his home caused by an overdose and has been in a vegetative state since. Reports are that after he was rushed to the hospital for nearly half an hour, he was deprived of oxygen, severely impacting his brain.

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A prayer vigil was held for the rapper earlier this week outside the White Plains hospital, where friends, family, and fans prayed for the artist’s recovery.

DMX has been facing drug addiction issues for many years and was very open about his struggle. The rapper told the media that his first time using crack cocaine was at age 14 when he accepted a blunt from his mentor that was laced with crack. He found out what his mentor had done sometime later, but apparently, it was too late.

DMX had sought rehabilitation multiple times, including in 2019 when he did a stint and came back out sober. X told Iyanla Vanzant, host of the OWN series Iyanla: Fix My Life, that his drug issue was an ongoing battle.

“I will always have a drug problem. Just because you stop getting high doesn’t mean you don’t still have the problem, because it’s a constant fight every day.”

While his family is faced with a tough decision whether or not to take him off life support, DMX fans are urged to refrain from spreading false news about his death on social media.

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