Canadian youthful Youtube sensation Lucas DiPasquale made a name for himself recording acoustic Popcaan mash-ups and putting them on Youtube. His clips exploded and a major label contract has now kick-started his dreams.
His first effort on Universal was the excellent single Do It Like, a combination with Stylo G, Kardinal Offishall and Konshens. And his debut EP features two new combinations – one with rockstone deejay Assassin aka Agent Sasco and one with Popcaan himself.
Post-Secondary is produced by acclaimed Jamaican dancehall producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor, son of legendary Jamaican vocalist Freddie McGregor, and Mojam. It hosts five tracks, of which one is an acoustic live version of Do It Like, and was recorded between Canada, Jamaica and the UK.
That four of the biggest artists on the dancehall scene is collaborating with Lucas DiPasquale says something about his Universal’s hopes for him, but also something about his artistic abilities. He’s a solid singer that nails his patois and hooks, but he’s nonetheless outshined by his Jamaican and British contemporaries, especially Konshens who absolutely murders the last verse in Do It Like.
Post-Secondary is dancehall for the charts and Lucas DiPasquale might be able to make some cross-over success.