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Mr Eazi Jumps On Popcaan's 'Body So Good'

Dancehall meets afrobeats in this new remix.

Popcaan dropped one of the best dancehall albums of the year so far with Forever, his second album with Mixpak Records.

The Dre Skull-produced "Body So Good," the album's lead single and one of its clear highlights, is now getting an afrobeats-flavored revisit featuring Mr Eazi, who adds his own verse about both loving and being driven crazy by a girl.


It's yet another instance of the many ongoing musical conversations going on between West Africa and the Caribbean.

Popcaan himself has collaborated with Davido on Forever's "Dun Rich," as well as last year's favorite "My Story."

Listen to the new remix of Popcaan's "Body So Good" featuring Mr Eazi below and download it here.




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