Raphael Saadiq is hands down one of my favorite artists. A rare talent that can do it all. Sing, write, and produce beats with the best of them. People forget he was once part of the Ummah production team which included Q-Tip, Ali, and the late great J Dilla. He's been able to keep changing with the times from his early New Jack Swing days with Tony! Toni! Tone!, to the boom bap Dilla influenced Neo Soul days, and his latest Motown revival sound. Worked with pretty much everybody considered to be the upper echelon of hip hop and soul. So here's a short collection of tracks blessed by the living legend.
November 18, 2010