A message from Don D.
Jan 25th, 2000
To all Longstanding Nefarius Headz:
Through correspondence with many of you over time I have felt the support that
you have demonstrated for all of us and can appreciate that many will be
disappointed by what you will read here.
The Nefarius experience for me was forged from not just a talent in and a love
for hip hop; but also ideals such as fraternity, friendship, trust, and personal
and professional integrity. Having witnessed the erosion and compromise of all
of these, I am unprepared to continue the affiliation that kept the group
intact. On November 23rd 2000, I quit my association with Collizhun, dissolving
what remained of our group and laying to rest the 'Nefarius' name that I put
forth to represent Kwesro (R.I.P.), Collizhun and myself. There is no more
My biggest regret is that we did not produce the Nefarius album paying full
tribute to Kwesro that so many were awaiting. To those wishing to help sustain
his memory, I again direct you to his bursary at Downsview Secondary. Full
details are on this site. More importantly than something tangible to remember
him by, real tribute can be paid to him through striving for the values that he
lived his life by.
Yes, there is still a long completed and pressed Tough Dumplin' Foundation for Better Beats album (not a
Nefarius album) to be released. Expect to see it as soon as Apollo Records
demonstrates that its accounting on our product so far is honest and a
respectable deal is inked. How soon both of these can be accomplished is at
this point beyond my control. Despite my insistence on it, there is no
contract in place to guarantee conditions governing our royalties or rights as
artists. Consequently, the right to publish this material is not assigned to
them until there is one. They cannot legally release our product without this.
The Nefarius website will stay online indefinitely serving only as an archive
for Canadian hip hop heads. For those of you who still wish to contact me, I
can be reached here . Collizhun can be contacted through Apollo Records.
A special thanks to all of you that really knew about us, played our music,
shoutted us out and showed us love everywhere. Even further thanks to those
instrumental in our rise. You know who you are.
Success is determined not only by what you achieve, but how you achieve it.