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FIVE QUESTIONS: WAAJEED (PLATINUM PIED PIPERS)

September 10, 2009

FIVE QUESTIONS: WAAJEED (PLATINUM PIED PIPERS)

Waajeed is one of the Detroit greats. From his work with Slum Village and Platinum Pied Pipers, to the incessant touring, the forward-thinking production, the all-around stand-up-guy-ness, our hats go off to Mr. Robert O’Bryant, the man they call Waajeed. Since we’re such fans of Waajeed (and in light of his work with Dabrye), our boy recorded this month’s podcast, The Eternal Mixtape, as a tribute to his colleague Baatin. (Waajeed, along with Baatin, T3, and a certain J Dilla helped found Slum Village back in the day.)

Download Waajeed’s mixtape here, and read his answers to our Five Questions below…

1. Why should people listen to your music?
Because it’s f*ckin great!!!!! I swear it is.

2. What’s the one record you can’t live without?
The theme from The Price Is Right. That’s the song I’ll hear when the doors of heaven open.

3. What song should play every time you enter a room?
‘Running Away’ by Roy Ayers.

4. What project are you working on at this exact moment?
P Diddy’s Last Train to Paris...

5. How about a piece of sage advice for the younger generation?
Stay original! Anyone can copy a sound. Few can create one.

Stream Waajeed’s podcast:

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