KINGSTON (STAR): Last year he wanted a clash, but this time around Blak Ryno says Popcaan has copied his style, flow and image.
In the song, Follow Mi Up, that was released late last month on the 'Saucey Head' rhythm, Blak Ryno made utterances suggesting that Popcaan has copied his style.
"Di bwoy run wid mi flow/ Yuh gal fren dem seh yuh waan ketch mi smile/ Yuh run wid mi plait up and a seh a neva mine/ Yuh run wid mi image and yuh a nuh mi chile/ Bwoy yuh just a follow mi up/ Mi a di original, dem a knock off man/ Yuh just a mirror mi bwoy, stop mirror mi nuh," Blak Ryno said in the song.
Despite responding to Popcaan's Nuh Box Pon Jaw with a song called Gaza Beating Stick, and even issuing a challenge for a clash at Sting in December 2011, Blak Ryno said the song was not premeditated.
"A di first vibes come to me at the studio and mi just work wid it. Wi nah walk round and look no lyrical feud wid no artiste, but wi just do di song. Wi throw the corn and if the fowl waan pick it up, him pick it up. Him copy mi, everybody can see dat man, from the plait up to the dress code. Mi a di original, him a knock off," Blak Ryno told THE STAR.
And based on the fact that Popcaan is yet to answer to any of his utterances, both in songs and interviews, Blak Ryno believes his nemesis is scared.
"Di whole Jamaica nuh see seh him fraid man," he said, laughing.
But Blak Ryno said a 'war' is not his focus now as he has a number of new releases including Wine Me, Nutty Buddy, Gwaan Pree and Rich Mi Seh, which is a collaboration with Jah Vinci. He said he is also working with producers like Onton, Seanizzle, Jordan McClure and Markus Myrie.
"Since leaving Gaza things kinda slow down but wi a try set our foundation, a try do our work from scratch," he told THE STAR, while noting that he will be heading to St Lucia next week.
Efforts by The STAR to reach Popcaan for a comment on the matter were however, unsuccessful.