Saturday, 12 February 2011

The Kool Skool Salutes RAPHAEL SAADIQ

Estelle and Raphael Saadiq stylin'!

Amazing new Raphael Saadiq video for his single "GOOD MAN"
STARRING: Chad Coleman & Yaya DaCosta

Raphael Saadiq, first shot to mainstream success with the New Jack Swing group Tony! Toni! Toné!, known for slow jams and high tempo jams alike. After featuring on the Boyz In The Hood Soundtrack, the group gained serious international attention.

It Never Rains In Southern California Tony! Toni! Toné!

In 1999 Raphael Saadiq, DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and En Vogue member Dawn Robinson formed the supergroup Lucy Pearl. The project was really interesting and refreshing for Hip-Hop and R&B, with a mature mix of Live instrumentation and DJ cuts, and guest appearances from Q-Tip and Snoop. It was a real shame they never released a second album.

Lucy Pearl - Dance Tonight (Official Video)

Since then Saadiq has gone on to release several albums, a personal favourite is "Ray Ray", released in 2004 was a 1970's style throw back concept album, which featured a "Grown Folks" - a loose rework of Marvin Gay's "Save The Babies". He is always pushing his music forward with a flavour of tradition. The Kool Skool Salutes Raphael Saadiq!!!

Q-tip ft. Raphael Saadiq - We fight / we love (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2009)

Raphael Saadiq "Radio"
This is the 1st video off of his fifth studio album Stone Rollin’ on March 22, 2011 (Columbia Records)

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