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Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Emodeee: 12:18pm On Oct 06, 2015
A lot of factors come to play on this subject matter about who is appropriately deserving for the credits to a hit song, whether it is the music producer or the artiste. The way our industry operates, it is undecided, the strings that determine the hit status of a song. It goes beyond just having panache vocals, a popularly known producer giving mad beats andSuka Soundsin the mix. There’s even songs that never saw the light of the charts simply because no proper hype was attached to it, notwithstanding the fact that it checked all the right boxes. In some shores outside of here, songwriters even demand music credits as part of their rights considering they’re the ones responsible for the lyrical framework.

More times than not, when a song becomes a hit, the artiste is extolled for his (or her) level of genius exuded on the track and so for the purpose of this post, I shall be focusing on the two parties involved in making the music (sounds), which has largely become the basis for our judgment – the artiste and the music producer. In furtherance to adjudging this matter, it will be noteworthy to always consider the prominence of both artiste and producer, their technical knowledge of their art (singing and music production) as well as the hit songs in question. Let me start with Don Jazzy (I bet you already guessed it), his heavy involvement in music matters not only brought him to the forefront of affairs but has kept him as a constant front row player, which continues to set him apart from his colleagues in the industry. This also explains why almost everyone wants to get him on their track because his records speak volumes. Is it Korede Bello or Dr Sid, even D’Prince, Di’Ja and then Reekado Banks? The trend stays consistent as he continues to churn out hit productions for his Mavin crew. I obviously won’t forget to mention D’Banj and Wande Coal, and how their different paths have swiveled since severing ties with Don Jazzy.

Cobhams is another producer whose art is equally vested in the music. His trend isn’t any different and that’s why Timi Dakolo, Dare Art Alade, Bez especially haven’t looked else where since realizing he had already developed a penchant for making their individual magic tick. Even Banky W, when he feels pressed to go back to his roots, he looks no further than Cobhams.

Samklef would be the producer that founded the Wizkid sound and tailored it into some level of consistency. Back then, you hear Wizkid and you just think… “this is Samklef!” The excuse now is that Wizzy’s sound has gone international, yet there’s that Samklef fine-tune in Wizkid’s songs that we really used to love but no longer get anymore since he parted ways with him for good.

Could I possibly forget OJB and J. Martins? Never! These two are responsible for a large amount of hits from the early to mid millennial era. And their discography covers works from 2face Idibia, Ruggedman, D’Banj, Wizkid, Durella, Goldie,

Resonance, Yemi Alade, Waje, P-Square, Flavour and Bracket (just to mention a few) respectively. OJB is that guy whose production launched a fine crop of today’s a-list artistes into fame and J. Martins has never relented in well-doing since since. Many artistes owe these two real big!

There’s also Masterkraft, Tee-Y Mix, Pheelz, D’Tunes, Young John, DJ Coublon and their likes who amidst the tight monopolistic turfs associated with the industry, they still shone through like diamonds from their rough to stealing seats at the high table and eventually becoming the most sought after producers of today. Alternatively, there are instances with some producers where the artiste has succeeded in building a personality that will always overshadow the producer’s works. This is evident with the likes of Selebobo and Shizzi whose stellar works can be tied to unarguably Africa’s best artistes, Yemi Alade and Davido. No matter how epoch their inputs are in the music, we might never really get past overlooking Ms Alade and Davido to herald their producers solely for the genius work done on their records. Leriq suffered this feat with Burna Boy as with Del’B who still experiences same with Chidinma, Flavour, Wizkid and even Kcee. For those of us conversant with industry trends, you must have noticed that more producers are turning artistes in a bid to fight this anomaly. Those with vocal prowess have taken to singing while others who have crafted a signature sound, task themselves with doing collabos. Oh, I just remembered Sarz now. He was quite the bad guy then and calling the shots. Although he remains respected but he is hardly ever remembered seeing as he has almost fizzled out into oblivion now. The thought is indeed very painful.

Thankfully, this isn’t an ill that has befallen only us here in Nigeria, it’s a global fight that has been on for decades. Producers all over the world are not duly recognized or well appreciated for their efforts and contributions to building the industry. This would explain the movie “Straight Outta Compton” starring Dr Dre, Ice Cube and a couple other international producers trying to pass a message across although from a racial angle but we get the big picture. Some producers never get any attention and the little recognition a few others get, is sometimes not even enough. Now, they have all resorted to lacing their sound tags on every production they ever laid their hands on by a means of announcing themselves (and their works) to the world. Will that ever be enough? Obviously not. Even if it’ll suffice on the interim, how long really will it last?

It’s over to you guys… care to join me speculate?
Written byJim Donnett
@jimancipation


Source: http://tooxclusive.com/editorial/who-deserves-credit-for-a-hit-song-the-music-producer-or-the-artiste/

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Nobody: 12:24pm On Oct 06, 2015
Can somebody pls Summarize the post for me?

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by AmakaDNBStories(f): 12:27pm On Oct 06, 2015
The promoter.

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Emodeee: 12:27pm On Oct 06, 2015
Here is gazcoin's submission on tooxclusive.com


Nigerian Best producers of all time that deserve recpect and loyalties from the artistes are
1. Nelson Brown (Plantashun boiz- u & I)
2. OJB (2face- African queen)
3. Jokaynie (Dj Jimmy Jatt -Style)
4. Don Jazzy (D’banj- Why me)
5. Sossick (Dagrin- pon pon pon)
6. Dr frabz (Y Q- Efi me le)
7. Sarz (Dagrin- Kondo)
8. Jay Sleek (2face- Only me)
9. Laylow (morachi- hapuya like that)
10. Jesse Jagz (Ice price- Oleku)
11. M.I ( MI- Safe)
12. Del B (Kcee- limpopo)
13 Shizzi (Davido- Dami duro)
14. Cohbams Asuquo (Banky W- strong thing)
15. Yung John
16. Pheelz
17. Dj coublon
18. Rayce
19. Yung D
20. K-Solo
21. Terry G
22. ID Cabasa
23. Baby Fresh
24. Phyno
25. Selebobo
26. Tekno
27. D’tunes
28. J. Martins
29. Samklef
30. Leriq
31. Legendary beatz
32. Paul okoye
33. Ikon
34. Ty mix
35. Josh beatz
36. Beats by jay
37. Microwox
38. Xblaze
39. XYZ
40. Wizboyy
41. Dekumzy (bracket- yori yori)
42. J fem production
43. Tspice
44. Xela
45. Puffy t
46. Dj zeez
47. Eldee
48. Kraft but now know as MASTER KRAFT
49. E kelly
50. Dj klem
Etc

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Emodeee: 12:38pm On Oct 06, 2015
Lalasticlala

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Nobody: 12:42pm On Oct 06, 2015
Of course the producers do most of the work. Many Nigerian singers are not even "musicians" in the real sense of the word. And why is Gospel not on your list? You've got to be kidding me.

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Emodeee: 12:57pm On Oct 06, 2015
RickRichards:
Of course the producers do most of the work. Many Nigerian singers are not even "musicians" in the real sense of the word. And why is Gospel not on your list? You've got to be kidding me.


No be me write am na.

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Emodeee: 1:46pm On Oct 06, 2015
Farano
Rocktation
Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by hkidola00(m): 2:27pm On Oct 06, 2015
of cos d credit should go mostly to d producer, gor example , look at d beats of dis song...
slyde-banana
ezi emela- confam it
wizkid-azonto
sabi-ur style
e.t.c...........u hardly understand d chorus but d beay is dope

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by RobinHez(m): 4:44pm On Oct 16, 2015
RickRichards:
Of course the producers do most of the work. Many Nigerian singers are not even "musicians" in the real sense of the word. And why is Gospel not on your list? You've got to be kidding me.

Gospel? For this kin thread? Abeg no go there...

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Nobody: 4:57pm On Oct 16, 2015
RobinHez:

Gospel? For this kin thread? Abeg no go there...
Gospelonthebeatz is a beast, trust me.

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Emodeee: 12:07pm On Nov 03, 2015
Ebayray...... Wetin dey worry u? U followed me back, un-followed me again. What have I done wrong this time again? Shebi I don apologize?

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by haryomikun(m): 8:45pm On Nov 03, 2015
Exactly what I was just talking about a few moments ago on my facebook...

Bad lyrics or average lyrics on a dope song. God knows, producers deserve a whole of a lot more... M a DJ and all I listen to are the beats,,, if the beats aren't fine, if you like sing like Michael Jackson, I wont like the song..
Example of a guy who sang nonsense in a song and still boew due to dope beats is olalakeside in elegushi spenders


Cc Lalasticlala Ishilove
I know you are guys are concerned more about literature and all, but just take time to read the OP's post on this

Thank you

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by damton(m): 8:56pm On Nov 03, 2015
it's a conjoined effort both sides are as good as the product that comes out. more like team work you'll say .

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Nobody: 8:57pm On Nov 03, 2015
Wait lemme watch DREAMGIRLS and reply!
Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Beesluv: 8:58pm On Nov 03, 2015
The singer
Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by tiamiyukunle69(m): 8:58pm On Nov 03, 2015
Producer obviously.......at least in Nigeria
Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Airforce1(m): 8:58pm On Nov 03, 2015
Both
Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Olayinka8793(m): 9:00pm On Nov 03, 2015
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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by yomalex(m): 9:02pm On Nov 03, 2015
most cases the singer
Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by 247notire(m): 9:05pm On Nov 03, 2015
Truth is, all over the world, and this is coming fro a music freak; it's all about the producer's genius cos he is the one who creates what we the listeners eventually hear as the released version. They also help the artiste to "make" the music in most cases by offering one or two tips that would help. Although it must be noted that there are exceptional artistes who even if they did an acapella, they wud still take our breaths away e.g Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, Emeli Sande, Dare Art Alade, Asa, James Blunt, Sheyi Shay... We knw them nw... Add yours!

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by RobinHez(m): 9:07pm On Nov 03, 2015
Emodeee make FP? shocked

End time things! lipsrsealed
Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by englishmart(m): 9:07pm On Nov 03, 2015
the,buyers

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by LesbianBoy(m): 9:07pm On Nov 03, 2015
The artist! Most producer's prayer is to produce for a talented artiste!

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Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by landinfo: 9:12pm On Nov 03, 2015
How many musicianz dey 9JA
Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Soft10(m): 9:13pm On Nov 03, 2015
Err
Re: Who Deserves Credit For A Hit Song, The Music Producer Or The Artiste? by Nobody: 9:15pm On Nov 03, 2015
smiley wow Emodeee u on front page finally.... tongue Lol grin

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