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Raphael Saadiq

Throwback R&B singer Raphael Saadiq was born in Oakland, CA, in 1966, and started playing music six years later. He played bass at church and school and enjoyed his place on-stage at various local hometown events. After high school, Saadiq won a chance to join Prince and Sheila E. on the Parade tour. Such an experience inspired Saadiq to make music his life, and before the '80s came to an end, he formed Tony! Toni! Tone!.

Saadiq went under his birth name of Wiggins while in Tony! Toni! Tone!, and was joined by his brother, Dwayne Wiggins, and cousin Timothy Christian. Tony! Toni! Tone! made their debut with "Little Walter" in 1988. Two years later, they were mega-stars thanks to the success of their second album, The Revival. The ballad "It Never Rains (In Southern California)" and the club-friendly "Feels Good" were major hits and the band eventually sold six million albums. However, Saadiq left the group at the height of its fame.

A solo career was in the works by the time the mid-'90s rolled around. Two singles for movie soundtracks -- 1995's "Ask of You" from Higher Learning and "Me & You" from Boyz N da Hood -- were Saadiq's proper solo introduction, but not exactly satisfying. He was used to being part of a band, so a solo career made him a bit apprehensive. Saadiq bowed out for some normalcy over the next few years.

Lucy Pearl was Saadiq's next project, where he joined with En Vogue's Dawn Robinson and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest for a short-lived super-group. Saadiq also had his hand in producing material for the likes of Macy Gray, TLC, the Roots, and D'Angelo. In 2000, his song "Untitled" won D'Angelo a Grammy. Inspired by his new "gospedelic" approach, he captured a new sound for himself while recording material between Oakland and Sacramento. The end result was Instant Vintage, which earned five Grammy nominations in 2003. The blaxploitation era-referencing Ray Ray and the '60s-flavored The Way I See It followed, respectively, in 2004 and 2008; the latter was nominated for three Grammys. Stone Rollin' was released in 2011, just after Saadiq and his band of the same name backed Mick Jagger for a Grammy Awards perfomance of Solomon Burke's "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love." The album maintained Saadiq's streak of throwback-oriented releases. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Good Man (Radio Single)

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Track List: It's A Shame (CD Single)

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Track List: Stone Rollin' (Radio Single)

Comments

So so perfect song love jams
His music is astronomical l y inclined... He makes me forget I live on this planet, I love it!!!!
Groovy
LOVE'S Disciple*978 * ~ 6 m 1 4 y ~
Simply Beautiful.
Nice sound!!!
Cool vibe with this song!
Instant Vintage is a classic album but then again Raphael seems to possess the midis touch when it comes to music.
Dance my a** off 2 this side, memories r made of this, luv this side!!!!!
The video... Goodness. Had the opportunity to see Mr. Saadiq and all his sexiness perform along with Lenny Kravitz. Love him. Now all we need is D'Angelo to come back. He has too much talent not to.
I have been a fan for years & I enjoy all of their music.
I like this song I have never heard it before sounds like D'Angelo on the track! Yes an Artist! Be Here
sometimes... . .
REAL ARTIST CAN SING LIVE AND SOUND LIKE THE LP. (Notice I didnt say singer)
Love the old school Motown vibe. Raphael...ke e p doing your thing baby!!!
This freaked me out This isn't fake. Apparently, if you copy and paste this on ten comments in the next ten minutes, you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain you will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry This freaked me out This isn't fake.
He makes me feel so good. I would make mad passionate love to his music..
This music makes me feel good. Always been a fan.
Never gonna give you up
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Freshness added to old school Motown's smooth down low style.
lorysanclark
I can't get enough of Raphael. What a genius!!!!
sbjazzy42
Funny sitting one day talking to my daughter, only to find out this talent was from Toni Toni Toni. Twenty tears later my 23 year old is enjoying his talent. Keep pushing on ..... maybe I love to see a grandchild enjoy your tunes too!

sbjazzy42
usonda.johns o n
Very gifted.
Great to see music still being an art form!!! Saadiq albums always are pure genius
The Levi's still broke but who really cares. Lock us in live radio http://www.d a o n e r a d i o . c o m
melody37729
So much the guy next door, but with the midas touch. His talents are necessary!!!
lorysanclark
I am addicted to Raphael Saadiq!!!!! No matter what he does, you know him anywhere. 1 of a Kind. Rock on My Brother
One of the best musicians around. Can't get enough Saadiq!
phalsey75
Saadiq is one of the few great musicians who plays his own instruments, writes, produces, and sings. Instant Vintage is one of the best albums every made, a bonafide classic! I'm looking fwd to his next album. Will he keep it old school like his last 2 or take it back to his gospedelic? Whatever he does, it will be a beast!
This man is sooo talented. Under rated and under appreciated.
Raphael Saadiq gets a thumbs up from me simply because he dares to express his 'unique voice' producing music the way he hears it from his inner being. I love his courage transformed as music as we knew it, know it and look forward to ever evolving always fresh and on point in an industry that pushes artists to follow some formula they've come up with to sell CDs. Thank God he is directed by the inner calling. His blend of gospel, R&B, jazz flow and hip hop is ripe!
jusmith5
Represent for the Town....keep the soul in tune
keep doin your thing raphael!
hey hey raphael, nocal represent!
Another terrible review regarding Raphael's infuence in the music industry and talent, lets not forget about the hundreds of artists songs he has either written or musically produced, no insight into how
i still miss tony toni tone
he is the Keeper, very few have that title
Giving new soul with strong Old school flavor.
All I know is Tim the Founder did tha damn thang when he did this...SORRY You Tube...I have no cut offs/shorts w/Pandora & I can pick & choose personalize my own music from a variety of music as well as stations...T H A N K YOU TIM.
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wcam3873
...thus we have music again!
I love his creative energy in each song he delivers. I truly wish he would re-join Toni, Toney, Tone...I miss them together...
mekcaa
Raphael Saadiq is the man! Now a days its refreshing to hear GOOD QUALITY MUSIC!!! If I hear one more Lil wayne Drake or any of these other bums songs...
reminds me of music from the late 60's...
spensoid
The real deal.
Lovrd this song first time i heard it.
maehaden6
NICE SONG.
Such a gifted human-being
I liked the group T.T.T. I am pretty much learning this artist. However, I love his lyrics. Not far from T.T.T.
What does everyone think of the new video "Stone Rollin?" I LOVE it, and just watched it on Vevo! http://www.v e v o . c o m / w a t c h / r a p h a e l - s a a d i q / s t o n e - r o l l i n / U S S M 2 1 1 0 0 1 7 1
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