“A real G, mi seh R.I.P, you are the meaning to loyalty”
In POPCAAN’s latest release “Traumatized”, he once again laments the loss of his friend, Junior Thompson aka UNRULY SHAGEL, who was killed in late 2018 while house sitting for Popcaan during his overseas tour. A group of men broke into the home and stabbed Shagel to death in an attempted robbery. Poppy has since released a few songs in his friend’s honor.
Popcaan said of his friend:
Me carry one a me bredda dem from St Thomas – me family. Me carry him come a town wid me fi better him life and better him family life, and some bwoy go inna me house go kill him. But guess wah, God see everything and God know everything ’cause Shagel a one a di realest yute weh me ever know inna me life, yuh hear dat, and a my bredda dat and me love him fi life.
He went on to quote one of his hit songs:
Me nuh know weh dem kill yuh fa, all now me nuh know weh dem kill yuh fah, but Jah knows. So yuh know when yuh true fren gone, when yuh hurt till yuh can’t stop bawl, me heart move when a your name call, big man a cry like gyal.
Shagel and Popcaan were from the same community in St Thomas.