Growing up in Markham, Ontario in the greater Toronto metropolitan area, Lucas DiPasquale was exposed to a great amount of Caribbean culture and easily adapted to the Jamaica patois naturally. When he posted his “Popcaan mashup” on YouTube back in April 2014, few understood how a skinny white kid could perfectly master the Unruly Boss’s slippery slang, and sing it back with such sensitivity while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.
Fast forward one year and the dude has gotten himself a major label record deal. Like Omi, he’s careful to point out that he’s “not a reggae artist,” even though “Do It Like,” the first single from his Post-Secondary EP, featured Konshens, Stylo G & Kardinal Offishall.
“When Popcaan invited me to perform with him in Jamaica it was just unreal,” he told Reshma B of Boomshots. “But I have my own style and my own singing voice that I want to show the world.” Lucas links up with the Bad Chargie once more on his single “No Talking” and Boomshots has the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. No long talking—run it!