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Waajeed, a luminary in Detroit's music scene, embodies transformation and innovation in his lengthy career spanning over two decades. His musical journey was fueled by the eclectic vinyl collection of his father, igniting an early passion for sound and rhythm. This foundation led him to form significant bonds within the city's rich musical tapestry, including a transformative collaboration with J Dilla during his teenage years.
A founding member of Slum Village and later, Platinum Pied Pipers, Waajeed has continuously reinvented his sound palette, navigating from hip-hop to techno and house, all the while maintaining a profound connection to his city’s musical heritage. His work doesn't shy away from genre boundaries, instead, he explores and merges sounds, creating a unique space where techno meets soulful jazz, evidenced in his recent album 'Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz'.
Beyond music production, Waajeed is deeply invested in nurturing future talents through the Underground Music Academy, a project aimed at empowering Detroit's youth with musical and business acumen. This initiative reflects his commitment not just to music, but to community and continuity. Waajeed’s approach is holistic—his music and educational endeavors highlight his role as a musician, and a visionary shaping the future of music in his city.

Upcoming performances

Montréal 2024

Live

Waajeed US
Live | North American Premiere

Waajeed electrifies Montréal with his masterful fusion of house, jazz and techno. His performance pulses with the passionate rhythms and soulful beats that hallmark his style, captivating audiences with each track. The Detroit native brings his rich musical legacy and infectious energy to the stage, creating an unforgettable experience that resonates long after the final note fades.

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Who

Waajeed (Robert O'Bryant) is an artist, producer, and DJ from Detroit.

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Waajeed's first musical inspiration was hip-hop, thanks to his father's record collection, which he used to listen to for entire evenings.