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Red Bull Music Academy Radio: Raphael Saadiq | Listen & Love

on June 23, 2011with 0 comments

Columbia, Oakland

A man of taste and many talents, Raphael Saadiq has been raising the bar for versatility within the world of r&b for more than 20 years. He first came to prominence as a founding member of swingbeat trio Tony! Toni! Toné! who scored multiple platinum plaques and crafted countless genre classics such as ‘Little Walter’ or ‘Feels Good’ throughout the late ’80s and early ’90s. After breaking up with the band, he went on to work as a producer for the likes of Q-Tip, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, leaving a heavy mark on yet another era of black music, the then-burgeoning neo soul movement. Saadiq also founded acclaimed supergroup Lucy Pearl with Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Dawn Robinson of En Vogue, and worked his studio magic on songs by some of the biggest names in music history, from John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and The Roots, to The Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, and Earth Wind & Fire. Recent years have seen him record and perform mostly as a solo artist, touching on an ever broader set of influences and music styles, from blaxploitation funk (under his Ray Ray moniker) to vintage Motown soul to bluesy stylings alongside a certain Mick Jagger. Skyy, can you feel me? We certainly can.

Playlist
Tony! Toni! Toné! – Little Walter – Wing
Earth Wind & Fire – September – Columbia
Tony! Toni! Toné! – If I Had No Loot – Mercury
Tony! Toni! Toné! feat. DJ Quik – Let’s Get Down – Mercury
Raphael Saadiq – Ask Of You – 550 Music
A Tribe Called Quest feat. Faith Evans – Stressed Out (R. Saadiq Mix) – Jive
Raphael Saadiq feat. Q-Tip – Get Involved – Hollywood
D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel?) – Virgin
Lucy Pearl – Don’t Mess With My Man – Pookie Ent.
Raphael Saadiq feat. D’Angelo – Be Here – Universal
Raphael Saadiq – Skyy, Can You Feel Me – Universal
Erykah Badu – Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop) – MCA
Truth Hurts feat. Raphael Saadiq – Knock Knock – Pookie Ent.
Raphael Saadiq feat. Joi – Ray Ray Theme – Pookie Ent.
Raphael Saadiq – Oh Girl – Columbia
Mick Jagger & Raphael Saadiq – Everybody Needs Somebody (Live at The 53rd Annual Gammy Awards) – Unreleased
Raphael Saadiq – Radio – Columbia
Raphael Saadiq – The Answer – Columbia

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