Koko Master D’banj has been trying to find that song that will bring him back to fame, since after his split from his producer, Don Jazzy. Unfortunately, the Koko master is yet to get his groove back. However, D’banj has found someone who he thinks can give him that hit beat in the person of P-Loops. But he that that behind the back of the producer. P-Loops is the producer behind the beat of D’banj buzzing new single “Emergency,” but did not give his permission rights for the track to D’banj.
P-Loops was shocked when he heard D’banj on a beat he made and instantly recognized. No credit was given to the producer, even his vocal signature on the instrumental was taken off. The beat was originally made for Olu Maintain, however, the Yahoozeh Master transferred it to D’banj who loved it after listening to it during the Koko Tour stop in Owerri, Imo State (which is coincidentally the home town of the producer). Finally, D’banj has compensated P-Loops for the production after the producer reacted online. Aside that, P-Loops has also struck a deal with D’banj to produce more songs for him.
“I was in shock when I heard the next morning that the song was out. I didn’t record with D’banj, I think Olu sent the beat to him, and he recorded. There was no credit at all, no credit on the promo copy, there was no credit online, no credit whatsoever.
“I did try to talk to them, I talked to Olu Maintain in my office. My trademark was removed. The original beat had my trademark. I talked to them about it, and we were going to have a brief meeting about it, but till now, there has been no credit. It was KC Graphics, his graphic designer who gave me his contact,” says P-Loops.
Notwithstanding, a meeting was scheduled between D’banj and P-Loops where the producer, received full compensation for the song, although the amount was not made public, it should be a great deal. Even D’banj testifies to the fact that the producer deserved regconition on “Emergency” beat.
“Everywhere I go, people ask me: that song, who produced the song, I never meet the guy before, he just sent beat to me. In fact he sent the beat to me through Olu Maintain,” he said in the video clip.
D’banj first debut the track with a praised performance at the Glo Confederation of African Football Awards 2015 on January 7, 2015 before the song was released online. On February 16, he released the music video for the afro-beat influenced track. In the video, Koko master modeled his performance after afro-beat pioneer, Fela Kuti.
Meanwhile, P-Loops is a drop-out of University of Jos, from the department of Agriculture. He relocated to Lagos in 2005 to find greener pastures. Fortunately for him, one of the artistes he works for, Olu Maintain, has shown him a greener pasture in form of D’banj.