Unruly took home the trophy for Jamaica at the 2017 Red Bull Culture Clash in Atlanta on Friday night despite Popcaan‘s absence.
Late Friday, Popcaan broke the news on social media that he was unable to be in Atlanta for this year’s Culture Clash due to problems with his travel documents. A rep for the dancehall deejay told Dancehall HipHop that he was denied a visa. But even his absence was not enough for the other three crews, “Disturbing London, featuring Tinie Tempah; Enjoy Life ft. Woqdagurl; and EarDrummers featuring Mike WiLL Made-It, was enough to take down the Jamaican posse.
After all the Red Bull Culture Clash is based off Jamaica’s sound system culture which has been a staple in the Jamaican music atmosphere from as far back as the 1950s. Still it wasn’t an easy win for the Unruly gang because they had to overcome stiff competition from Mike WiLL Made-It who brought out some special guests like Junior Reid, Ludacris, Pusha T, and lots of money. Unruly had Atlanta legend Jermaine Dupri and the crowd went wild.
Tinie Tempah and WondaGurl also put on a show and at one point had the crowd in their favor, but after Unruly won the third round it was all but over. Unruly had some dancehall heavy weight disc jockeys on their team including ZJ Liquid, Chromatic, Jazzy T and Jabba. Popcaan won the 2016 Red Bull Culture Clash in London as part of the Mixpak team.