Jamie xx ft. Young Thug, Popcaan, Kranium, Assassin & Konshens - “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) [Dre Skull Remix]”
When I first heard the original version of “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” I was immediately excited because I couldn’t even imagine what a Jamie xx, Young Thug, and Popcaan collaboration would even sound like. As much as I loved it, as soon as the song ended, all I could think was, “Damn, I wish Popcaan had more than just the chorus.” Thankfully, my wishes found their way to Jamie and Dre Skull’s ears because the new remix of my dreams has finally arrived.
If “Good Times” had randomly surfaced on the internet one day with an additional verse from Popcaan, I would have been completely satisfied. That was really all I wanted. But thanks to Dre Skull, this extended remix features three more current dancehall favorites. The original song already helped to bridge the gap between multiple audiences, and the remix takes it a step further.
Drake, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar fans may already be familiar with Popcaan and Assassin thanks to major co-signs from these rappers, but this remix also serves as an introduction to Kranium and Konshens for some. As for others like myself, who already admire each of these artists, hearing all of them together on the same track is more than I could have ever hoped for.—Adrienne Black