So let me get this straight, D’Banj leaves Mo’ Hits to join Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label, with the ensuing brouhaha leading to what appears to be a breakup in the relationship D’Banj had with his longtime partner/collaborator/producer, Don Jazzy.
His respect for Kanye West, his new “boss” (as D’Banj describes him) is so immense that in the video for his new single, ‘Oliver Twist‘ , D’Banj left out every single member of the Mo’ Hits family, including Don Jazzy who produced the track, but ensured that not only Kanye West, but other acts on the G.O.O.D Music label appeared, including Big Sean, Pusha T and producer Hit Boy.
Fast forward a few weeks later, and Kanye releases the first single from forthcoming (and highly anticipated) G.O.O.D Music compilation, ’Mercy‘ (Lamborghini Murciélago), and D’Banj is nowhere to be found on it, while some of the cats featured in the Oliver Twist video (Big Sean and Pusha T to be specific) are allowed to unleash a lyrical tsunami. Listen Below:
Which leads me to my current observation, what happened to poor D’Banj at least getting a reciprocal cameo on this song? I mean, after bogarting his video, it’s the least boss man Yeezy could do for his African connect, no?
Or maybe in Kanye’s mind, it’s ok to use D’Banj’s popularity as a segue into the afro-pop market for G.O.O.D music, but using G.O.O.D music as a segue for D’Banj’s entry into the U.S Hip-Hop market, is a no no?
Having gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about “Mercy” itself. On this unarguably very catchy (Souther Rap + Dancehall infused) track, Kanye West truly unleashes the beast. Produced by Kanye protege, ‘Lifted’ , and giving Big Sean, Pusha T and non G.O.O.D music, but Def Jam artist 2 Chainz permission to engage in a rhyming free for all, what emerges is pure fire.
Big Sean’s bars are for the strip-club, continuing where his Dance (A$$) single left off, Pusha T’s bars are about his exotic car collection, while Mr. West himself goes into full braggadocio mode baiting less successful Emcees about how their taste level isn’t at his waist level, how he had Def Jam give him $5o million not to quit and how his women make their women look like Precious. 2 Chainz closes the song out talking about his black (like Akon) diamond chain, Polo, Louis Vuitton backpack, expensive weed and foreign women.
Incidentally, if this song is a preview of things to come on the G.O.O.D Music compilation album, it’s bound to be a mega hit. Meanwhile, sit back, relax, listen and enjoy.
What do you think, should D’Banj have been allowed to at least sing something on this joint in addition to the late , great Fuzzy Jones? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
Reply #1 by summy4ever
on: 7 Apr 12, 02:43 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
D'banj, got what he bargained for. He shldnt hav part ways wit Don jazzy
Reply #2 by Cjcool
on: 7 Apr 12, 03:00 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
This is just the beginning....
Reply #3 by osupia
on: 7 Apr 12, 03:04 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
Reply #4 by dedonmicky
on: 7 Apr 12, 03:10 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
Them will kick his ass big time.
Reply #5 by cocoeni
on: 7 Apr 12, 03:31 PM (3 years ago) Hero (f)
NA DEM PROBLEM BE DAT, E NO CONCERN ME....AM PASSING.
Reply #6 by Solidstonez
on: 7 Apr 12, 03:39 PM (3 years ago) Addicted Hero (f)
That is definitely his headache
Reply #7 by Hollandear
on: 7 Apr 12, 03:42 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
Reply #8 by spottythief
on: 7 Apr 12, 03:46 PM (3 years ago) Newbie (m)
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Reply #9 by just2sexy
on: 7 Apr 12, 03:52 PM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
Reply #10 by interpo77
on: 7 Apr 12, 03:56 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
HE BATTED THE FINGER THAT FED HIM, HIS FAMOUS ENTERED HIS HEAD COS HE MET KANYE WEST , THIS IS JUST THE BEGINING UNTIL HE REALISES HIS FOWL HEAD MESSED UP
Reply #11 by unf0rg1v3n2
on: 7 Apr 12, 04:02 PM (3 years ago) Newbie (m)
Well, first things first.He has no American accent and speaks pidgin English now you don't want kanye's fans to get confused on what D'banj is talking about..Do you?
Reply #12 by all_d_audible
on: 7 Apr 12, 04:03 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (f)
Dbanj is not a rap artist, how did you expect him to sing in this type of American song. I don't credit him for parting ways but you cannot do two things at the same time. At some certain junction in life, one has to say goodbye to some people and things. You cannot be with your old time friend forever. My advise is that Everybody should be happy and show no resentment.
Reply #13 by idontno
on: 7 Apr 12, 04:13 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
Reply #14 by sportyzander
on: 7 Apr 12, 04:26 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
Reply #15 by agbonson
on: 7 Apr 12, 04:27 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (f)
Reply #16 by malvin2525
on: 7 Apr 12, 04:40 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Reply #17 by prince775
on: 7 Apr 12, 04:41 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
b4 nko?? Is ur dbanj talented? now he is will face real life 4 biting the finger that fed him ..
Reply #18 by proly
on: 7 Apr 12, 04:53 PM (3 years ago) Hero (f)
Reply #19 by simon4real
on: 7 Apr 12, 04:56 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
i tink he bargained for it with kanye west but he should not have parted with don jazzy his grass root producer