Scapegoat (D'banj song)

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"Scapegoat"
Single by D'banj
Released September 16, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Afrobeat, Afropop
Length 3:50
Label Mo' Hits Records
Writer(s) Dapo Oyebanjo
Producer(s) Don Jazzy
D'banj singles chronology
"Mr Endowed"
(2010)
"Scapegoat"
(2010)
"Mr Endowed (Remix)"
(2011)

"Scapegoat" is a song by Nigerian Afrobeat recording artist D'banj, released on September 16, 2010. The song was produced by Don Jazzy. It was included on Mr. Endowed 's tracklisting, an album that was never released due to D'banj's breakup with Don Jazzy and Mo' Hits.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon its release, the song was met with positive reviews from music critics. Jibola L of Bellanaija said: "It’s definitely a fun listen, like most music churned from the Mo’hits factory. Once again, impressive work by Don Jazzy. We’re totally loving the Highlife feeling on the song. Of course, we see him bringing back his harmonica days on this one." [1] Demola OG of Notjustok said: "Lovely track from the KokoMaster with that mature feel. It may possibly cut cross the older and younger generation because it is D'banj and it appears that it has some element of a highlife." [2] Oye Akideinde of 360nobs added: "Loving the cut. D Banj professes his love to a chick with a lovely 'backside."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Scapegoat"   Dapo Oyebanjo Don Jazzy 3:50

Audio release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Nigeria September 16, 2010 Digital download Mo' Hits Records

Scape Goat (The Fix)[edit]

"Scape Goat (The Fix)"
Single by D'banj featuring Kanye West
from the album DKM (D'King's Men)
Released April 21 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Afrobeat, Afropop
Length 3:43
Label DB Records, Sony Music
Writer(s) Dapo Oyebanjo and Kanye Omari West
Producer(s) Don Jazzy

"Scape Goat (The Fix)" is a song by Nigerian recording artist D'banj, featuring American rapper Kanye West. It was released on April 21, 2013 as the official remix to "Scapegoat", a song recorded in 2010. D'banj first hinted to working with the G.O.O.D Music CEO during a backstage interview with Tim Westwood at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend in London.[4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon its release, the song received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. Jordan Sargent of Spin described the remix as "a delightfully sunny song that nudges up against soca. D'Banj is a Nigerian pop star who is the breakout star of Africa's afrobeats scene, which bridges the gap between the sounds and rhythms of Afrobeat to the tempo of dance music." [10] Carl Williott of Idolator added: "It’s a summery island beat, not at all the brooding, challenging stuff we’d been expecting Yeezy to break his silence with (based on his recent angsty behavior). It’s certainly catchy, and as far as recent Kanye material goes, it’s refreshingly carefree and simple. But it doesn’t amount to anything more than a momentary blip on the radar." [11]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Scape Goat (The Fix)" (featuring Kanye West) Dapo Oyebanjo
Kanye Omari West
Don Jazzy 3:43

Audio release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Nigeria April 21 2013 Digital download DB Records, GOOD Music

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