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DJ Cassidy Annotations For Genius

  • DJ Cassidy Annotations For Genius
    Posted by Gus.Costalas@wmg.com on July 15, 2015

    It's not everyday you get a chance to dive deep inside the minds and experiences of your favorite artists, but through DJ Cassidy's commentary for Genius.com, his fans are exposed to the rich and deep rooted experiences that have allowed him to become such a highly recognized figure in Hip Hop. 

    In his annotations Cassidy touches upon his working with his mentor Wah Wah Watson:

    Wah Wah Watson is most known for inventing the Wah Wah guitar sound. If you listen to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” the beginning of that song, that is his guitar. And if you listen to Barry White “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” and all those Love Unlimited Orchestra songs, the sound is Wah Wah’s. If you listen to “Car Wash” or “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, that is Wah Wah. He has a very deep history that stems from the late 60s to the mid 90s with Maxwell, and I knew I wanted to include him on “Future Is Mine.”

    He also talks about his first interaction with Diddy a.k.a the king of New York:

    He comes up to me on the way out and looks at me and does kind of a triple take. ‘Where is the DJ?’ he says. ‘I’m the DJ,‘ I say. And he says, ‘Who’s been here all night playing all these classic records?’ And I say, ‘Me.’ So he writes down his number and says, ‘Call me tomorrow.’ I was a freshman at NYU, and was so nervous to call him. He was the king of New York, you know? And I finally got the nerve to call him and got his voicemail. It said, ‘God is the greatest, leave a message.’ And it was like, what? So I stammered through the message and thought, that’s it, he is never calling me back. I went to class and when I came back out, I had a message on my voicemail to call him back at the office from his assistant. So I ran home, locked the door, and screamed to my mother, ‘Leave me alone, I have got to call Puffy back!’ 

    Click HERE to read more of DJ Cassidy's annotations on Genius

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on July 15, 2015 - 12:00am
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It's not everyday you get a chance to dive deep inside the minds and experiences of your favorite artists, but through DJ Cassidy's commentary for Genius.com, his fans are exposed to the rich and deep rooted experiences that have allowed him to become such a highly recognized figure in Hip Hop. 

In his annotations Cassidy touches upon his working with his mentor Wah Wah Watson:

Wah Wah Watson is most known for inventing the Wah Wah guitar sound. If you listen to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” the beginning of that song, that is his guitar. And if you listen to Barry White “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” and all those Love Unlimited Orchestra songs, the sound is Wah Wah’s. If you listen to “Car Wash” or “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, that is Wah Wah. He has a very deep history that stems from the late 60s to the mid 90s with Maxwell, and I knew I wanted to include him on “Future Is Mine.”

He also talks about his first interaction with Diddy a.k.a the king of New York:

He comes up to me on the way out and looks at me and does kind of a triple take. ‘Where is the DJ?’ he says. ‘I’m the DJ,‘ I say. And he says, ‘Who’s been here all night playing all these classic records?’ And I say, ‘Me.’ So he writes down his number and says, ‘Call me tomorrow.’ I was a freshman at NYU, and was so nervous to call him. He was the king of New York, you know? And I finally got the nerve to call him and got his voicemail. It said, ‘God is the greatest, leave a message.’ And it was like, what? So I stammered through the message and thought, that’s it, he is never calling me back. I went to class and when I came back out, I had a message on my voicemail to call him back at the office from his assistant. So I ran home, locked the door, and screamed to my mother, ‘Leave me alone, I have got to call Puffy back!’ 

Click HERE to read more of DJ Cassidy's annotations on Genius