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RAPHAEL SAADIQ
Raphael Saadiq was born Charlie Ray Wiggins on 14 May 1966 in Oakland, California. He's an American singer, bassist, songwriter and record producer in the R&B/soul traditions.

Having played music since age six, during the 1970's and 1980's, he played bass both at school and in church.

Forming Tony! Toni! Toné! with his brother Dwayne Wiggins in the mid-1980's, going on to enjoy a successful solo career in the 1990's. He was also a member of R&B 'supergroup' Lucy Pearl during their brief time.

He has also collaborated with the artist D'Angelo to great Grammy critical success --winning the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, for track "[r=1347285"-- and many other major label artists including Q-Tip, Kelis, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Macy Gray, and Bilal amoungst others.

In 2002, Saadiq founded his own record label, [l=Pookie Entertainment, featuring artists on the label [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Joi+(3)Joi[/url, ex-Lucy Pearl member Rashon Graves, and Truth Hurts.

In 2007, Saadiq was called on to produce the whole of the third album from UK soul singer Joss Stone. She also returned the favour by featuring on his fourth solo album, "[r=1536409", along with Stevie Wonder.
 
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Raphael Saadiq 2011 SoulMusic.com Interview
Phone interview recorded May 18, 2011 Trying to enter the musical mind of Raphael Saadiq can be a daunting task. He is a man who defies categories and anyone who tries to put him in them. Though he was an integral part of R&B in the ‘90s with the group Tony! Toni! Toné!, his solo work has always recalled an era from decades earlier. But don’t call it a throwback; he’s been there for years. This is the music he’s always wanted to make. His new album STONE ROLLIN’ is a snapshot of the goo...
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Raphael Saadiq 2009 Video
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Raphael Saadiq Live 2009 Video
Saadiq defines old school in this gig at VH1's SoulStage in promoting his album 'The Way I See It'....
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Raphael Saadiq: Indigo, London, April 27, 2009
Let me say, straight up, that Raphael Saadiq can do no wrong in my book! His 2008 CD “The Way I See It” remains my favourite album of that year and ha...
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Raphael Saadiq 2008 SoulMusic.com Interview
Since his debut as lead vocal with family trio Tony! Toni! Toné! two decades ago Raphael Saadiq has proudly worn his musical influences on his sleeve....
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Raphael Saadiq 2008 Bio
“Raphael Saadiq’s album is the closest I’ve heard to a genuine, feel good R&B record since the ‘70s! Unlike others who copy or attempt to recreate the...
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