Raphael Saadiq

Raphael Saadiq

 

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Raphael Saadiq /səˈdk/ (born Charles Ray Wiggins) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. Saadiq has been a standard bearer for "old school" R&B since his early days as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! He has also produced songs for such artists as Joss Stone, D'Angelo, TLC, En Vogue, Kelis, Mary J. Blige, Ledisi, Whitney Houston, Solange Knowles and John Legend.

He and D'Angelo were occasional members of The Ummah, a music production collective, composed of members Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, and J Dilla of the Detroit-based group Slum Village. He is also a co-founder of independent video game developer IllFonic.

Saadiq's critically acclaimed album, The Way I See It, released on September 16, 2008, featuring artists Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, and Jay-Z, received three Grammy Award nominations and was voted Best Album on iTunes of 2008. His fourth studio album, Stone Rollin', was released on March 25, 2011.[1] For the album, Saadiq worked with steel guitarist Robert Randolph; former Earth, Wind & Fire keyboardist Larry Dunn; Swedish-Japanese indie rock singer Yukimi Nagano (of Little Dragon fame); funk artist Larry Graham (on the bonus cut "Perfect Storm")[2] and soul newcomer Taura 'Aura Jackson' Stinson.[3][4]

Music critic Robert Christgau has called Saadiq the "preeminent R&B artist of the '90s".[5]

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The Way I See It
 
The Way I See It is the 2008 third studio album by American R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq.
Stone Rollin'
 
Stone Rollin' is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq.
Ray Ray
 
Ray Ray is the second studio album by American R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq.
 
Tony! Toni! Toné!
 

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Popular Albums8

Album Appearances & References71

Popular Songs8

Song Appearances & References11

Musical Group References4

Minor Film Appearances & References7

Musical Groups2

Film Soundtrack Appearances1

TV Shows5

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers34

Other Music-Related Relationships15

Awards & Nominations18

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For Raphael Saadiq, a musician's work is never done
  –  September 21, 2017
Musical equipment of all kinds fills Raphael Saadiq’s sprawling, carefully appointed studio ... where he’ll open for the soul singer Maxwell. Kicked back in the studio’s dimly lighted control room, Saadiq acknowledged that his fans have been waiting ...
For Raphael Saadiq, a musician's work is never done
  –  September 21, 2017
Musical equipment of all kinds fills Raphael Saadiq’s sprawling, carefully appointed studio ... bass — just some of the gear this veteran R&B artist uses to create his music — two classic cars were parked in the high-ceilinged space on a recent ...
Anderson .Paak Joined by Raphael Saadiq at Free ‘Paak House’ Concert
  –  December 5, 2017
Anderson .Paak used his Brandon Anderson Foundation to bring live music to L.A.’s McArthur Park on Saturday (Dec 2). Members of the local community gathered to watch .Paak perform for free with Raphael Saadiq, Jhene Aiko, Isaiah Rashad, King and Masego.
Anderson .Paak Joined by Raphael Saadiq At 'Paak House' Show
  –  December 5, 2017
(Radio.com) Anderson .Paak used his Brandon Anderson Foundation to bring live music to L.A.'s McArthur Park on Saturday (Dec 2). Members of the local community gathered to watch .Paak perform for free with Raphael Saadiq, Jhene Aiko, Isaiah Rashad ...
With TV, film projects behind him, Raphael Saadiq zeroes in on own music
  –  October 7, 2017
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — A wide range of musical equipment fills Raphael Saadiq’s sprawling, carefully appointed studio complex on a nondescript industrial street in North Hollywood. But in addition to the racks of keyboards and the leopard-print ...
For Raphael Saadiq, a musician's work is never done
  –  September 21, 2017
Musical equipment of all kinds fills Raphael Saadiq’s sprawling, carefully appointed studio ... bass — just some of the gear this veteran R&B artist uses to create his music — two classic cars were parked in the high-ceilinged space on a recent ...

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