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    Oakland to ATL w/D’wayne Wiggins

    Just as sure as my name is D'wayne


    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.

    2:45 Entrepreneurship
    – 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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    Branden Peters

    Branden J. Peters byline has appeared in multiple outlets including askmen.com, Playboy, Source, Complex, Vibe, Hoop, Slam, Bleacher Report and more. The former XXL Magazine Lifestyle Editor and Proday Media Editor made a name for himself as a visionary by merging the entertainment world and the lifestyle product business through creative and innovative articles. In addition to being read by hundreds of thousands of people, Peters’ work also caught the eye of several legacy brands as he’s been selected as an influencer for the NFL, Mercedes-Benz and Rockport Peters currently hosts Day 1 Radio, a weekly podcast that has featured several notable guests from including Jermaine Dupri, Killer Mike, Dick Gregory and more. The Clark Atlanta University graduate has also appeared as a guest on NPR, First We Feast, CNBC, MTV, BET, Spike TV and YES Network. Follow all of Peters’ current endeavors via social media @brandenlsk.