The latest in surprisingly listenable not-quite-reggae from Snoop Lion x Major Lazer. This newest track “Lighters Up” is co-produced by Dre Skull and features cameos from Mavado and Popcaan–two of dancehall’s hottest stars, from opposite sides of the gully (Popcaan came up as the protége of Vybz Kartel, at one time Mavado’s arch-nemesis, thought the beef has officially been squashed). All of which adds a certain urgency to the message of unity in the hook. LargeUp’s Jesse Serwer has the story–read below and hit the link at bottom to stream the track.
Just one week after the underwhelming “Here Comes the King,” the guy now calling himself Snoop Lion has unleashed the most interesting track thus far from his Reincarnated project. And he’s brought some notable guests from the dancehall world to “Lighters Up,” namely the Gully Gad Mavado, and Popcaan. Though unbilled, Jahdan Blakkamoore (who co-wrote “Lighters”) also lends his vocals to the track. Once again, Snoop seems to figure into the tune in a fashion more befitting of a supporting player, while the production—a hip-hop beat with a marching band bounce vaguely reminiscent of Trick Daddy’s “Shut Up” that’s co-produced by Major Lazer and Dre Skull—outshines everything.