… Lets open this up with 2 words: Art Blakey:
Its Sunday evening and aside from this beautiful black woman I’ve been building with, the only thing in my head is this brotha’s music. Art Blakey. The song No Hay Problemas comes on and I’m left dumbfounded. I started thinking to myself, “Who plays like this anymore?” Then I pulled the elusive “Musicians Rolodex” out and started fumbling through some of the soul artists I had been neglecting and lo and behold… these geniuses stood out shining brilliant light: Platinum Pied Pipers.
Hailing from Detroit, Waajeed and Saadiq are multi-instrumentalists who have been known to consistently leave their listeners hitting repeat. They hit the scene in 03′ when their collaboration with Dwele: Ridin High caught the ears of soul-seekers and set the stage for a full-length album. Since then, we’ve been rocking to them. In 05′ they released Triple P. This album not only got us moving, but it also kept us loving one another, with features ranging from J Dilla and Dwele, to the sexy harmonies of Neco Redd.
In 09′ they gave us yet another piece of manna from heaven when they released Abundance. Its still on heavy rotation and if you dont have this album yet, you slipping. Cop it, and while your at it, cop some Art Blakey too. ;)
Still keepin it alive. Peace.