Scapegoat (D'banj song)

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"Scapegoat"
D'banj's Scapegoat Cover.jpg
Single by D'banj
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2010
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010
GenreHighlife
Length3:50
LabelMo' Hits Records
Songwriter(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 singer D'banj, released on September 16, 2010. Produced by Don Jazzy, it was included in the track listing for the unreleased album, Mr. Endowed.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

"Scapegoat" 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. 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 the song "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 360 Nobs added, "Loving the cut. D Banj professes his love to a chick with a lovely 'backside."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Scapegoat"Dapo OyebanjoDon Jazzy3:50

Scape Goat (The Fix)[edit]

"Scape Goat (The Fix)"
D'banj - Scapegoat (The Fix) cover.jpg
Single by D'banj featuring Kanye West
from the album D'Kings Men
ReleasedApril 21 2013
FormatDigital download
Recorded2013
GenreHighlife, hip hop
Length3:43
Label
Songwriter(s)Dapo Oyebanjo and Kanye Omari West
Producer(s)Don Jazzy

The remix of "Scapegoat", titled Scape Goat (The Fix)", features rap vocals from American rapper Kanye West. It was released on April 21, 2013. At the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend in London, D'banj first revealed plans to work with West during a backstage interview with Tim Westwood.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon its release, the song received mixed reviews from music critics. Jordan Sargent of Spin described the remix as "a delightfully sunny song that nudges up against soca."[5] Carl Williott of Idolator described the remix as "refreshingly carefree and simple", but ended up saying that it "doesn’t amount to anything more than a momentary blip on the radar".[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Scape Goat (The Fix)" (featuring Kanye West)Dapo Oyebanjo
Kanye Omari West
Don Jazzy3:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Endowed Becomes 'The Scapegoat' – D'Banj Unleashes Follow-up Single". Bellanaija. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  2. ^ "D'banj - ScapeGoat". Notjustok. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  3. ^ "360 Recommends: D Banj – Scapegoat". 360nobs. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Kanye West Boosts G.O.O.D. Rapper D'Banj's 'Scapegoat' With Two-Verse Remix". Spin. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Kanye West Is Back: Hear His 2 New Verses On D'Banj's "Scapegoat" Remix". Idolator. Retrieved 9 October 2013.