Popbelli: “No MAGA (Make America Great Again)” and “This one N That One”
Popbelli is a multi-talented entertainer that had his break after the release of his first Reggae smash “This One N That One”. The record was #2 for 4 weeks on Serato White Label Top 10 and was featured on SiriusXM the joint channel 42(Trini Shotta). The Caribbean born producer, songwriter, and rapper turned reggae artist also won the 2018 DJ Power Summit new music competition, and was subsequently flown out to St. Thomas to perform with big names like 2MILLY, 2 Short and Slim Thug to name a few.
Now Popbelli bounces right back with his latest track and explosive political anthem, “No MAGA (Make America Great Again)”. Fiercely political and lyrically direct, Popbelli is on red hot form throughout, firing shots like a high-powered artillery gunner.
The shadow of Trump America looms large over the record, and the Caribbean born creative takes aim at everything he perceives the President represents. The track is jam-packed with incendiary moments. The bare bones production is a trip back to the glory days of conscious booth-spitting.
Your ears will prick up as Popbelli proclaims: “Me had a dream last night. Dem (Democrats) shut de president down,” and then points his finger straight at Donald: “You target race and LGBT to cause division amongst us, the land of de free. It hard enough to feed me family. Now them shut down government, no EBT. Man go to work, man work for free. No check no respect for the government employee. We fight so hard for equality, but you flash white power with your finger, make mockery.” But that’s only the start, as Popbelli steps up to the plate and dismantles Trump’s polarizing policies, one by one.
The track possesses a palpable sense of focus. Unlike so many modern urban records, “No MAGA (Make America Great Again)” is concise and straight-to-the-point, with no signs of over-indulgence. Filled with insightful political and social commentary. Popbelli provides his take on the current political climate in the United States and its relation to people of all colors and creeds.
Popbelli’s intentions are clear on this track: he wants to expose as many uncomfortable truths about Trump’s America’s, and the treatment of people of color, as possible. He makes it clear that Trump is not equipped to run the USA: “A crying shame to society. To have a world leader, no regard for humanity. Him abuse him authority. Hold country hostage.”
Lyrically, Popbelli proves that he is one of the most thought-provoking reggae artists around today. The content is packed into verses separated by a powerful bridge and a thought-provoking chorus, delivered flawlessly by Popbelli, proving why he’s one of the best in the game.
In the 80s, when hip-hop was still finding its footing, the distrust for the system had reached an all-time high, and that system was a Republican’s system: the Ronald Reagan administration. By all accounts, the Trump administration is doing its best to surpass that negative standard. Hence giving birth to outbursts from artists like Popbelli.
In 2019, multi-billionaire and Republican President Donald Trump is urban music’s greatest enemy. As Trump plans to build walls, deport Muslims and Mexicans, and pass out guns like candy, urban artists are, finally, speaking out on a widespread scale. Across the board, rappers and singers are voicing their anger.
It’s all coming together, as artists like Popbelli understand, now more than ever, what a Trump breed of Republican can do to the already tattered fabric of America. And “No MAGA (Make America Great Again)” spells it out in no uncertain terms.
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