This will be the Detroit artist's first solo studio LP to come out on his own label, Dirt Tech Reck.
From The Dirt comes after the Detroit artist, real name Robert O'Bryant, put out a handful of 12-inches, including 2017's Shango EP, on his own label Dirt Tech Reck, which will handle the new record. (Waajeed also released an EP, called Mother, on Planet E earlier this year.) From The Dirt will be his first LP on Dirt Tech Reck, though he previously released an album in 2007, The War LP, which featured songs from other artists including J Dilla, with whom Waajeed co-founded Slum Village.
Waajeed describes the personal influences that went into the new album. "Growing up in the D, I spent Monday through Thursday in the studio with Dilla and Slum Village. Friday and Saturday nights we partied all night to Theo Parrish and early Sunday morning I went to church with my pastor. This is what I sound like. This is the sound of Detroit. This is From The Dirt."
Listen to "Things About You," featuring Asante and Zo! Ideeyah, DeSean Jones, CJay Hill and Lulu also feature on the album.
01. From the Dirt
02. After You Left
03. Power In Numbers
04. I Ain't Safe feat. Ideeyah
05. My Father's Rhythm feat. DeSean Jones
06. I Just Wanna Tell
07. Things About You feat. Asante and Zo!
08. Make It Happen feat. CJay Hill
09. Too Afraid feat. Lulu
10. Strength (Original Radio) feat. Ideeyah
Dirt Tech Reck will release From The Dirt on November 9th, 2018.
Photo credit: Nicole Shackelford