Music Reviews Dakari Eli

Published on December 30th, 2022 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Dakari Eli Hits with Visual for Her Lush and Powerful Single ‘888’

Multi-faceted creative Dakari Eli delivers the visualizer for her single 888 from her upcoming EP “Cuffin’ Season” due out in January of 2023. The song itself is just about everything you could want in the melding of spoken word and neo-soul in a composition that goes WAAAYY deeper than a let’s get it on joint. Don’t get it twisted, it’s about THAT but in a story that doesn’t even glance at the casual encounter. This one is about getting your toes curled back to your ankle bones by that ONE who’s bonded with you on some tantric level type *ish.

Dakari effortlessly wields several styles on 888 to deliver powerful and lush vocals nuanced by the delightful use of timbre and intonation to get in your head. Her hypnotic delivery of the spoken bars reminded me so much of the cool calm and collected DJ on Warriors and when she started to croon, shaped a different connection that took me back…way back…I’ll just say about the memory 888 took me back to, reminded me of why I’m still where I am these past 20 years!!!

Enough “talk”, let’s get to it!


Lyrics, Vocal Arrangement, and Performance, Song Produced by Dakari Eli.

Visualizer by Be’n Original with Photography by Dakari Eli

Music Composed and Produced by NK

Music Mixed and Mastered by DJ SpinDoc


More About Dakari Eli

Dakari Eli is a definitive multi-hyphenate talented singer/songwriter/musician but also a respected journalist who has interviewed several of the biggest names in entertainment. Among the wide range of guests and features for The Bigger Picture and Urban Magazine where she is Editor-in-Chief, are cast members of Starz’s Power Universe, Omar Epps, Nick Cannon, Kranium, Raiche, Kevin Ross, Gail Bean (Snowfall, P-Valley), Hot 97’s The Best Man director Malcolm Lee, and more.

Connect with Dakari Eli

Twitter: @DakariEli

Instagram: @dakarieli




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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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