Dancehall superstar Popcaan has been recognized by Rolling Stone, by being the only Dancehall artiste on Rolling Stones top 50 songs for 2017. His collaboration with Gorillaz “Saturnz Barz” was ranked the 38th best song of the year by the prestigious magazine.
“Saturnz Barz” is a song by British virtual band Gorillaz, featuring the Jamaican dancehall artist. The song was released on 23 March 2017 as the first single from their fifth studio album Humanz.
The song marks the group’s comeback since 2012’s “DoYaThing”. “Saturnz Barz” was produced by front man Damon Albarn, Remi Kabaka and producer The Twilite Tone, and marks the group’s first collaboration with Popcaan. Three remixes of it have been released.
According to Rolling Stone, “This highlight from Damon Albarn’s latest animated all-star mixtape matches his ruminations about dancing alone with holograms in a “mirrored world” with crossover-minded chants by young Jamaican star Popcaan. He shouts out Dancehall forefather Bounty Killer while spitting about his own sufferings and success over shimmery electro-dub.”