If you had the opportunity to travel to the UK in 2012 there was no way you left without hearing D’Banj’s “Oliver Twist” play at least seventeen times on the radio or TV during your stay. Over in America, it barely made a whisper commercially. In the video for the dancehall meets hip-hop track, Kanye West puts on his best Donnie Darko impression and makes a cameo at about the 3:30 mark, although he’s not featured on the song. It signified D’Banj’s inking in 2011 with West’s GOOD Music. Where are we going with this exactly?
Today, a newish D’Banj track pops up on the Internet featuring West. It’s a step in a different direction for the Chi-town rapper. He teams with the Nigerian booty-shaker on the remix to his 2009 feel-good track “Scapegoat” off his Mr. Endowed album. West African tropical polyrhythms back up West’s flow, that recalls his early LPs like The College Dropout and Late Registration. Listen below.