Spek - Smell the Coffee
Do you remember this song? Probably not.
For some reason Spek's 'Smell the Coffee' entered my mind decades ago and refused to leave. I wish I had a story about how I was introduced to the song or what kind of significance it has, but I don’t have one. All I can say is that this song has been with me for half my life as the perfect example of a summer jam. Though the song didn't carry a lot of substance, the beat and rhythms were super catchy. I naturally gravitate to this feel-good song on a nice day, and will throw it on a few driving lists.
A song by Montreal-based Spek, 'Smell the Coffee' was a single that had some radio play here in Canada in 2002.
Spek (aka Hussain Yoosuf) didn't end up sticking with music, but kept busy with different creative projects including some acting. Recently, Yoosuf had taken up a position as Vice President for the Reservoir Media Management.