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The O’Jays are back, y’all. With their first album in 15 years, The Last Wordtaps into the group’s signature sound, which fans will be happy to hear.

Still, things have changed for the O’Jays, which is comprised of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams and Eric Grant. Levert admitted to ESSENCE in a recent interview that the music industry is “really a young people’s game now.”

“When I came up, we looked at that stuff and said, ‘That’s a lot of buffoonery.’ And some of it is because why would you wear your pants all the way down under your butt? Maybe I’m just old and that’s probably what they’ll say,” he continued on some of music’s fashion trends.

Williams also had a few gems to share about the music industry, including how new artists can market and brand themselves.

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