Written by Keke Palmer, Scotty Grand & Dapo Torimiro — Produced by Dapo
Visit Keke Palmer’s Official Website to listen to full songs or to download Keke’s full mixed tape!
Frank Ocean is on the cover of Fader Magazine’s Fall Fashion Issue. Frank is a member of Odd Future and has a few joints on the new Kanye/Jay-Z album “Watch The Throne”. We’re so happy for Frank (formerly “Lonny Breaux”)! His talent is undeniable.
Some Frank/Dapo songs include “Bigger” (Justin Bieber’s MY WORLD), “Quickly” (John Legend’s EVOLVER featuring Brandy). and a handful of songs on Frank’s mixed tape, The Lonny Breaux Collection.
[The Write Stuff] By Debbie Galante
Dapo Torimiro may be an unfamiliar name, but if his current hot streak continues, that won’t be the case for long. The Nigerian-born artist – who’s been compared to Stevie Wonder and Seal as a performer – got his first big break last fall by placing the song “Quickly,” a duet featuring John Legend and Brandy, on Legend’s current album Evolver. On the heels of that release came David Archuleta’s self-titled debut album, featuring Dapo’s “Running.” Brandy’s album Human, released in December, also featured a Torimiro song, “Torn Down.” In additino to working on a solo album and doing film scores (Christmas at Water’s Edge), Torimiro expects to have songs on future releases form Fantasic and Elliott Yamin as well.
John Legend is on tour right now promoting his current album, EVOLVER. Dapo wrote and produced “Quickly” (along with Lonny Breaux and Midi Mafia) which also features Brandy. Check out these live performances.
This video was shot in Las Vegas (uploaded 1/11/09) and is shorter than the second video but is from a closer angle:
This video was shot at John’s NYC show (2/13/09) and features a female singer who sounds a lot like Brandy.
Be sure to pick up a copy of Brandy’s HUMAN album which drops on Tuesday, December 9th – just in time for the holidays. I’ve had the opportunity to take an early listen and I have to say that I am very happy that BRANDY IS BACK! She has an incredible voice. I had the honor of being one of the writers/producers on one of the songs on this album: TORN DOWN. There is a leak of this song on the internet and it’s not the version that is on the album. The leaked version is in a lower key and sounds very different than the album version – but they both sound good to me! Brandy’s Back!
The song TORN DOWN was written by James Fauntleroy, Kevin Risto, Dapo Torimiro, Waynne Nugent and produced by Dapo Torimiro for Dapomiro Productions and Bruce Waynne and Dirty Swift for MIDI Mafia.
Keep your eyes out for these upcoming album releases. I got the opportunity to be one of the songwriters and producers on John Legend’s EVOLVER (10/28/08), David Archuleta’s self-titled album, DAVID ARCHULETA (11/11/08) – runner up on American Idol this summer, and Brandy’s HUMAN (12/9/08)
John Legend song: “QUICKLY” (Duet featuring Brandy)
David Archuleta song: “RUNNING”
Brandy song: “TORN DOWN”