“Only Man She Want”
Popcaan’s latest smash, “Only Man She Want,” tells the story of a married woman who risks everything because she cannot resist Papi’s charms. The tune—which is featured on the compilation Certified Boomshots Vol. 1 (21st/Hapilos)—has been in heavy rotation from New York to London since its release earlier this year. “It’s going crazy worldwide,” says Popcaan. “It’s a very big song. So big up to the people who support the music same way.
The girl dem crazy yunno. It can happen to anybody. It’s not just me.
Popcaan says the song was inspired by a true story: “‘Only Man She Want’ is a real song. The man want to do a bag a things to his woman. Him wan’ box her. Him wan’ shoot her. Him wan’ chop her. But she still want Papi.”
“As me tell you before, them song just happen offa real life experience,” Popcaan explains. “I know everybody can’t put it through the music like how me do it or like how Kartel ah do it or Beenie Man or one of them artist. Yeah, we sing real things. You see me? Just like how me say ‘Wifey pop up pon me and catch me…’ Dog, it’s just real things. You know I mean? The girl dem crazy yunno. It can happen to anybody. It’s not just me. That’s why so much people can relate to that song.”
Asked if the song might lead to his own reality show—much like his mentor Vybz Kartel—Papi is in full agreement. “Yeah man,” he says. “Soon and very soon. My life is full of drama.”