Joshua “Mirk” Mirsky of the popular Albany-based Pop-soul band Mirk & The New Familiars, recently produced a track titled, “Crispy Benjamins” (co-produced by Anthony Rich) that has been acquired by Jay-Z. As a producer and long-time fan of Jay-Z, working with him has been a thrilling experience for Mirk and he’s extremely excited for the track’s release.
“Crispy Benjamins” samples from Regina Spektor’s 2004 single, “Chemo Limo” from her 2004 album Soviet Klitsch. ” Says, Mirk, “I attended SUNY Purchase along with Spektor and have been a fan of her music for quite some time, hence the reason why I was inspired to use the sample from “Chemo Limo.”
Says Co-Producer Anthony Rich, “Jay-Z originally purchased the track for The Blueprint 3 album. “Although it did not make the cut on that album, an executive for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint has confirmed with me that the song will be used on a re-release. We are extremely pleased to have sold the song to Jay-Z and Roc Nation.”