Raphael Saadiq

Raphael Saadiq

 

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Raphael Saadiq /səˈdk/ (born May 14, 1966) 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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You're listening to Showstopper is a song by musical artist Raphael Saadiq, released on February 26, 2018.
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.

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Tame Impala, DRAM and Raphael Saadiq top the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup
  –  February 27, 2018
Other notable performers include “Broccoli” rapper DRAM, R&B singer-songwriter (and recent Solange collaborator) Raphael Saadiq and recently-reunited experimental rock collective This Is Not This Heat. Take a look at the current list of confirmed ...
Raphael Saadiq on His Oscar-Nominated ‘Mudbound’ Song, Working With Mary J. Blige and Declining Prince’s Record Deal
  –  February 23, 2018
Without overstating the case, singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Raphael Saadiq has had an almost Zelig-like career over the past 30 years. Yet at 51, the peak of that career may have arrived: An Academy Award nomination for Best Song for ...
Raphael Saadiq talks about his new album, Oscar nomination, and ‘Black Panther’
  –  February 21, 2018
Listening to Raphael Saadiq can feel like a time-traveling experience. The celebrated musician can make music from the 1960s sound contemporary, as well as find the vintage sound in modern music with a voice that sounds like a time capsule of music ...
Tame Impala, DRAM and Raphael Saadiq top the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup
  –  February 27, 2018
Other notable performers include “Broccoli” rapper DRAM, R&B singer-songwriter (and recent Solange collaborator) Raphael Saadiq and recently-reunited experimental rock collective This Is Not This Heat. Take a look at the current list of confirmed ...
Raphael Saadiq on His Oscar-Nominated ‘Mudbound’ Song, Working With Mary J. Blige and Declining Prince’s Record Deal
  –  February 23, 2018
Without overstating the case, singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Raphael Saadiq has had an almost Zelig-like career over the past 30 years. Yet at 51, the peak of that career may have arrived: An Academy Award nomination for Best Song for ...
Tame Impala, DRAM and Raphael Saadiq top the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup
  –  February 27, 2018
You'd think that Pitchfork Music Festival would have learned its lesson after the negative reaction that met its protracted lineup announcements last year, which entailed a live stream of the fest's headliners (and later, the rest of the bill) being ...
Raphael Saadiq on His Oscar-Nominated ‘Mudbound’ Song, Working With Mary J. Blige and Declining Prince’s Record Deal
  –  February 23, 2018
Without overstating the case, singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Raphael Saadiq has had an almost Zelig-like career ... and has worked extensively in film and TV music: He’s the composer for the HBO series “Insecure,” executive-produced ...
Raphael Saadiq talks about his new album, Oscar nomination, and ‘Black Panther’
  –  February 21, 2018
Listening to Raphael Saadiq can feel like a time-traveling experience. The celebrated musician can make music from the 1960s sound contemporary, as well as find the vintage sound in modern music with a voice that sounds like a time capsule of music ...

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