This episode of Day 1 Radio is one of those unexpected surprises we always enjoy. In case you didn’t know already, Branden is from Oakland and he ran into another Town legend, Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Toné! at bar. He was invited to come to the show, and like a real one, he showed up! Check out this episode as Wiggins breaks down the many highs of his career and journey that includes putting on some of your favorite artists ranging from Beyonce to Kelani.
1:30 Moving to Atlanta
– Wiggins talks about how much he enjoys working as a musician in Atlanta and how much it reminds him of coming up in Oakland.
– More than a producer, Wiggins has also dabbled in entrepreneurship owning a handful of business in the Bay.
4:00 Starting with music, pre-Tony! Toni! Tone!
7:40 The moment he realized Tony! Toni! Tone! was going to blow up
9:00 Making music with his son in the group Prostyle
-Wiggins talks about the joy (and worry) of making music with his offspring
12:00 – Wiggins worked with Destiny Child, Kelani, Keyshia Cole, H.E.R
-Wiggins has played a role in shaping the music of some of your favorite artists. Here’s how.
24:10 – Wiggins talks about making “neo soul” music before it became an official term.
28:20 – The making “Feels Good”
-The guy who raps on this classic song is actually Tupac Shakur’s brother, Mopreme. Here’s how that happened.
30:00 – The meaning behind Tony! Toni! Tone! and touring with new members
34:45 – New music with his brother Raphael Saadiq
– Wiggins hints at new music with his brother Raphael Saadiq, but when will it come out?
38:30 – Non-profit and future ventures
-Wiggins talks about his non-profit work and future projects he’s working on.
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