Popcaan Praises Protoje For ‘Lost In Time’ Show For The Culture

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The content originally appeared on: Urban Islandz

Popcaan show Protoje love after performing at his Lost In Time Festival concert in Kingston last weekend.

There was overwhelming support from thousands of reggae and dancehall fans over the weekend as they turned out to the Lost In Time Festival put on by New Wave. It was the inaugural staging of the show that saw fans being treated to performances from a solid lineup of reggae and dancehall artists like New Wave cohort Yaadcore, Ras I, and Naomi Cowan, who brought guest artists Joby Jay and Shanique Marie, while artists like Jaz Elise and Sevana who made a first stage appearance since her recent case, Tessellated and Samory-I, and Mortimer.

The event was held on the lawns of Palm Drive in the scenic Hope Botanic Gardens. Fans went crazy as they awaited the headlining acts to the stage and were treated to an excellent performance from two-time Grammy Award-nominated artiste Protoje. At the end of his performance, Protoje asked fans, “Did you get your money’s worth?” to which there was a resounding “yes.” He, however, didn’t close the show there as he revealed surprise appearances from Jesse Royal, Ky-Mani Marley, Chronixx, Popcaan, and Aidonia.

Popcaan shared his respect for Protoje in a post on Instagram.

“@protoje Big movement! proper festival for the people, and Great music. Continue stay focus pan the journey,” Popcaan wrote on Instagram.

Popcaan and Jesse Royal, as well as Protoje, appeared to enjoy the camaraderie as they freestyled and had a good time performing.

“Thanks for the words and the works my bro. What a moment, thanks for inspiring you lead out with Unruly Fest!! Iron sharpen Iron. In LOOOOIIIIIIFE!! Royalty,” Protoje wrote in response to Popcaan’s original post on Instagram on Monday.

Fans also reacted to the successful execution of the show, which featured larger-than-life props that fit in with the theme ‘Lost In Time.’

“Lost In time was a gift for the culture for sure. Big up to @Protoje and his team,” one fan wrote on Twitter.

“Highlight moment. Popcaan, Chronixx, Jesse Royal and Protoje sing each other songs,” another fan wrote.

Protoje also shared gratitude to his fans and followers for the successful execution of the show.

“Very grateful for all the support for @LostInTimeFest. It was once just an idea in my head and to see it turn out the way It did exceeded all my expectations. Thanks to everyone involved,” Protoje said.

Protoje recently concluded his Lost In Time Tour of the United States with a multi-city rub across major cities in the United States including Atlanta, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Lila Ike and Jesse Royal also joined him on the tour.

Speaking to Protoje on stage at the end of his sent, Popcaan said, “musically, we respect you we love it, and we appreciate it, we endorse it, and this is what the music need.”


Tory Lanez Sentencing Set For April 10, Attorney Pushes For New Trial

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Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, will be sentenced on April 10th, more than four months after his verdict was given in the Megan Thee Stallion assault trial.

Lanez’s sentence set for February 28th was postponed again, with parties agreeing to allow him time to file his appeal. On Tuesday, the Canadian rapper’s sentencing for three felony convictions in the shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion was delayed for the second time to give his new attorney David Kenner additional time to prepare a motion for a new trial.

There were previous reports that Tory Lanez’s new attorney had said he was moving to file for a new trial since the rapper did not get an opportunity to testify during his trial.

According to reports from reporter Meghann Cuniff, the rapper’s sentence hearing was put off as it was revealed that in addition to the motion for a new trial, prosecutors and the defense would need to file briefs moving for the rapper’s sentence.

The defense is expected to speak to Lanez’s antecedents and good character and plead for leniency for a light sentence for the rapper, while prosecutors will move for an appropriate sentence befitting the conviction.

Cuniff reported that the Tuesday hearing was to “waive time,” which Kenner argued was to give him time to prepare their new trial motion. Kenner also argued against the gag order placed on Lanez, which remains in effect despite the trial ending in December.

In the end, presiding Judge David Herriford ordered a new date for sentencing- April 10th, which will take place unless an application to waive the sentencing date is made. The judge also lifted the gag order placed on Lanez last April, which prevented him from publicly speaking about the case or speaking to the victim.

Tory Lanez has retained additional criminal defense attorneys, Matthew Barhoma and attorney Jose Baez along with Kenner, to fight his appeal or new trial if successful.

Tory Lanez has not said anything publicly since the verdict was handed down on December 23, 2022. The Canadian singer/rapper, has also not released any new music since and he is reportedly going all out to secure the best legal team to help clear his name and get him out of jail.


Kodak Black Ordered Into Rehab By Judge Following Arrest Warrant

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Kodak Black narrowly escaped jail on Tuesday when he appeared in court following a warrant being issued for his arrest over a failed drug test. The rapper