The Last Poets f/ Keith Murray – “Dakari (Nicolay remix)”


I love writing my own descriptions for these posts and injecting my own personality into every item I publish, but in the case of these Nicolay gems that he’s pulling out of the vaults lately, I can’t do much better what he has to offer.  Straight from the Dutch horse’s fingertips, the story behind this joint goes as following:

“Industry rule #4080: Record company people are shady…” (c) Q-Tip

Things don’t always work out as you would hope, and the reasons why usually have little to do with music, and all the more with the people “behind the scenes”, as the following example illustrates. Of course, not everyone in the music industry is a shark, but it certainly is my personal experience that the good people are exceptions that prove the rule.  At the end of 2004, I was contacted by a fairly well-known indie hip-hop label’s A&R (Artist & Repertoire) director (who shall remain anonymous).

The guy was working on a new project with legendary group The Last Poets, and he wanted to see if I could remix a song called “Dakari” track that also featured Keith Murray. The remix was intended for a 12″ single to promote the album, and would potentially even be included on the album as they were not too thrilled about the beat that was used for the original track. Eager to expand both my range and my resume, I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to reach a new audience, and we came to an agreement that worked for all parties involved. I finished the remix in January of 2005.

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