A blog in honor of this amazing and underrated man, whose music speaks of truth and wisdom and love. Hope you enjoy!

BTW, I also run the following F*** Yeahs:
http://fuckyeahelfmanboingo.tumblr.com (For Danny Elfman & Oingo Boingo)
http://fuckyeahbuddyholly.tumblr.com (For Buddy Holly)
http://fuckyeahtoddrundgren.tumblr.com (For Todd Rundgren)

and this is my personal blog:
http://casa-de-random.tumblr.com

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Hiii,

Firt of all, I have to tell that I love your tumblr which I follow since its beginning. I was the owner of www.raphael-saadiq.blogspot.com in which you sometimes took pictures… But anyway, if I contact you today, it’s because I have a new blog about Raphael Saadiq, here the address:  www.raphaelsaadiq-and-soul.fr! I would ask you if it’s possible for you to do a link to my brand new blog in here, please? It’s would be very helpful…

Xavier

Hi, Xavier, sorry for the late response, unfortunately I now only have time to check my blog(s) sporadically. Of course I will share your link, it has some great info and news on there. Thanks! :)

Raphael talking about what it was like working with Jennifer Hudson :)

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The Music Behind Black Nativity, with Raphael Saadiq

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Music: Adrian Marcel Suggests Release for #WeakAfterNext

There is an R&B artist to be on the look out for and his name is Adrian Marcel. If you haven’t…

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Music: Adrian Marcel Suggests Release for #WeakAfterNext

There is an R&B artist to be on the look out for and his name is Adrian Marcel. If you haven’t…

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Raphael Saadiq, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson talk ‘Black Nativity’

Black Nativityis one of several highly anticipated holiday movies that will be featuring a…

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Raphael Saadiq, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson talk ‘Black Nativity’

Black Nativityis one of several highly anticipated holiday movies that will be featuring a…

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Louie Suitcase: R&B Superstar Raphael Saadiq on His Style, Joss Stone, D’Angelo, and...

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R&B Superstar Raphael Saadiq on His Style, Joss Stone, D’Angelo, and Gigging with Jagger



Has any artist had as big an impact on the landscape of R&B over the past two decades than Raphael Saadiq? His sonic imprint has been wide-ranging and ubiquitous, from the bands he’s played…
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#Sonsofsoul20 The singles. 

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#Sonsofsoul20 “My ex-girlfriend…is a ho…” Clever cut. And they got away with it too!

brandonousley:

#Sonsofsoul20 “My ex-girlfriend…is a ho…” Clever cut. And they got away with it too!

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raphael saadiq, by annette marnat

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raphael saadiq, by annette marnat

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House Of Music shot :)

House Of Music shot :)

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Raphael Saadiq

misterand:

Raphael Saadiq

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Cosmo Baker “Genius: The Sound Of Raphael Saadiq”

Charlie Ray Intro
Raphael Saadiq “Still Ray”
Erykah Badu “Love Of MY Live (An Ode To Hip-Hop) feat. Common”
Raphael Saadiq “Never Give You Up”
Earth Wind & Fire “Work It Out”
Joss Stone “Music feat. Lauryn Hill”
Devin The Dude “Just A Man feat. Raphael Saadiq”
Lucy Pearl “Without You (J Dilla Remix #2)”
Kelis “Marathon”
Raphael Saadiq “I Want You Back feat. Deedra Moses”
Raphael Saadiq “I Want You Back feat. Deedra Moses (DJ B. Cause Vitamin D Blend)”
The Roots “What They Do”
A Tribe Called Quest “Stressed Out (Raphael Saadiq Remix)”
Bizarre “Coming Home feat. Raphael Saadiq & Kuniva”
Raphael Saadiq “Body Parts”
DJ Quik “Well feat. Raphael Saadiq & Mausberg”
Joss Stone “Proper Nice”
Raphael Saadiq “Get Involved feat. Q-Tip”
Raphael Saadiq “Skyy, Can You Feel Me feat. Rosie Kaye (Yam Who? Spiritual Rework)”
Nappy Roots “Leave This Morning”
2Pac “A Crooked Nigga Too (Raphael Saadiq Remix)”
Raphael Saadiq “Big Easy”
Tony! Toni! Toné! “Let’s Get Down feat. DJ Quik”
Raphael Saadiq “Detroit Girl”
Amp Fiddler “Faith”
Lucy Pearl “Don’t Mess With My Man”
Raphael Saadiq “100 Yard Dash”
Raphael Saadiq “Faithful (Disoriental Remix)”
Mashonda “Ask Of You feat. Raphael Saadiq”
Raphael Saadiq “Ask Of You”
Real Live “All I Ask Of You (Commin’ Thru)”
Raphael Saadiq “Be Here feat. D’Angelo”
Total “Kissin’ You”
Snoop Dogg “Waste Of Time”
Jaguar Wright “Free feat. Freeway”
D’angelo “Lady”
Tony! Toni! Toné! “Whatever You Want”
Raphael Saadiq “Oh Girl”

I’m originally from Philly, and so you should probably understand my inherent connection to soul music because of my rearing in this great city. Soul music, in its many forms, is what it always comes back to. And when you think of people of our generation that embody “soul music” one shouldn’t look any further than the one and only Raphael Saadiq. A product of another great soul city of this nation, Oakland CA, Ray Ray is the quintessential R&B artist of the 90s and beyond in my opinion. In 2008 when “The Way I See It” was released I was enlisted by the label to do this official mixtape of Raphael’s work, including rarities, remixes, productions and appearances… Erykah Badu, Common, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Lauryn Hill, Devin The Dude, Kelis, J Dilla, Deedra Moses, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Quik, Nappy Roots, 2Pac, Amp Fiddler, Mashonda, Total, Snoop Dogg ,Q-Tip, Total, D’Angelo, Freeway, and lest we forget… Tony! Toni! Toné! & Lucy Pearl. What do they all have in common? They’ve all worked with the great Raphael Saadiq. So in honor of his birthday I’m proud to share with you Cosmo Baker Presents Genius: The Sound Of Raphael Saadiq. I hope you enjoy it!

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