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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It

He Wuz Robbed: I am nothing if not brutally honest and I don't care how good the other candidates were, Raphael Saadiq (three Grammy nominations) should have won at least one damn award during tonight's ceremonies. I'm not terribly versed with contemporary R&B or Soul, but it's impossible for me to think that this guy isn't the best in his field right now. If you're not familiar with Raphael or his must-have 2008 record, The Way I See It, then take a minute to check this out.....

the amazing Raphael Saadiq

Completely Authentic and Sample-Free: Saadiq wrote, produced, arranged and performed the flawless grooves (drums, bass and guitar) and effervescent vocals on every song on The Way I See It. The record is the real deal and a shoe-in (in my eyes, at least) for best R&B/Soul album of 2008.

A Look into his past: Saadiq learned to play guitar, drums and bass by the age of six, and was singing with a professional gospel group at nine. Saadiq toured with Prince and Sheila E and was a member of Tony! Toni! Toné!, as well as acclaimed producer of artists like Joss Stone, D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Snoop Dogg, and John Legend (who he toured with last year.)

BRAND NEW VIDEO: OFFICIAL VIDEO

Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash (live)

STREAMING AUDIO LINK (Windows Media Player)
100 Yard Dash

ON TOUR
Feb 28 - San Diego - House of Blues
Mar 2 - West Hollywood - House of Blues
Mar 3 - San Francisco - The Fillmore
Mar 5 - Seattle - Showbox at the Market
Mar 6 - Portland - The Wonder Ballroom
Mar 7 - Vancouver - Richards on Richards
Mar 10 - Denver - The Bluebird Theater
Mar 11 - Kansas City - The Voodoo Lounge
Mar 12 - Chicago - Park West
Mar 13 - Minneapolis - Fine Line Music Cafe
Mar 15 - Detroit - The City Theater
Mar 16 - Toronto - Phoenix Concert Theater
Mar 17 - Quebec - Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire
Mar 19 - Boston - The Paradise
Mar 20 - Philadelphia - Theater of Living Arts
Mar 21 - NYC - The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
Mar 23 - Baltimore - Rams Head Live
Mar 24 - Washington DC - The 9:30 Club
Mar 26 - Charlotte - Wachovia Atrium
Mar 28 - Atlanta - The Variety Playhouse


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