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New Gorillaz music video directed by Jamie Hewlett! It’s part haunted house, part hallucinogenic-interdimensional acid trip.

Video features Popcaan as a slice of pizza.

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Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) - Gorillaz ft. Popcaan

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Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) by Gorillaz featuring Popcaan

Directed by Jamie Hewlett

Controlla (feat. Popcaan) [Original]
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In early April, one of Drake’s songs from his album (then thought to be called Views from the 6) leaked.  It was titled “Controlla” and it featured well-known dancehall artist Popcaan.  An amazing song… only downside is that it was a rather low quality leak.  You can hear it attached.  A few days ago, Drake’s tracklist for the newly titled Views was released, and “Controlla” was on there.  I was super excited!  Yesterday, the album dropped, and it was the first song I listened to… WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!  Popcaan was completely removed and replaced with a Beenie Man sample and new Drake verse.  While it was high quality, the sacrifice doesn’t seem worth it!  YouTube removed it, so if you want to hear the newest version, buy Drake’s new album, Views!  :-)

This is not the first time this has happened.  

Back in college, Lupe FIasco released a song produced my Pharrell… it was heavy in bass and called “Horn Synth”.  The verse was very promising, but it was merely a snippet.  Here it is:

 I long awaited a full version… And about a year or so later, Travis Barker dropped an album that had a lot of rappers on it and I happened to listen.  I stumbled upon this:

Sound familiar?  YES, it’s the completed version of the song… except, it’s called “If You Want To” and has drums on it now.  I don’t dislike them, but I personally preferred to hear the heavy bass on the beat.  It was swanky.  

With that said, sometimes the demos / snippets / rough cuts can be better than the final product of a song.  Don’t experience it, it can be disappointing.  

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TOP 20 - 07/02/16
20) AlunaGeorge f/ Popcaan - I’m in Control [Debut]
19) OneRepublic - Wherever I Go [Debut]
18) Alicia Keys - In Common (+2)
17) Alesso f/ Nico & Vince - I Wanna Know (+1)
16) Ellie Goulding - Army (+1)
15) Mike Posner - I Took A Pill in Ibiza (SeeB Remix) (-2)
14) Alessia Cara f/ G-Eazy - Wild Things (-6)
13) Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling (+3)
12) P!nk - Just Like Fire (+2)
11) Rihanna - Needed Me (-2)
10) Nick Jonas f/ Tove Lo - Close (+1)
9) The Chainsmokers f/ Daya - Don’t Let Me Down (+1)
8) Drake f/ Rihanna - Too Good (-1)
7) Fifth Harmony f/ Fetty Wap - All In My Head (Flex) (-3)
6) Drake f/ Wizkid, Kyla, Justin Bieber - One Dance (-3)
5) Sia f/ Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (+10)
4) Calvin Harris f/ Rihanna - This Is What You Came For (+2)
3) Selena Gomez - Kill ‘Em With Kindness (+2)
2) Ariana Grande - Into You (=)
1) USHER - CRASH (=)
Contenders:
Drake - Controlla
Zara Larsson - Lush Life
Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better

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Real thugs never forget the dump land 
Or weh mi come from.

Real thugs never worry bout pagan
Cause wi destiny done plan.

Some say we nah go live long
The others seh a judgement road wi live pon.

A next set say mi sell my soul to satan
Jah bless me fi shame badmind wid hit song! 

Popcaan - Where We Come From (2014)

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Gorillaz - Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)