This album is fantastic! I seriously listen to it at least once a day since I downloaded it, and then purchased it. Most of you out there should know who Raphael Saadiq is but if you don’t here is his brief bio.
Saadiq’s professional music career started out with a bang as part of the R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! who had a procession of number one (#1) hit’s in the late 80’s and early 90’s, their most famous and my personal favourite song “Feels Good” but also had multiple other hits many of which went platinum. After Tony! Toni! Toné! Saadiq joined forces with other legendary R&B/ rap greats Dawn Robinson from En Vogue, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest to form the supergroup Lucy Pearl.
Lucy Pearl put out one self-titled album which was magnificent. Since then and also during all this work Saadiq released solo albums AS WELL AS producing numerous tracks for everyone from D’Angelo, Joss Stone, LeToya Luckett, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, The Isley Brothers, Teedra Moses, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Macy Gray, Angie Stone, Snoop Dogg, Devin the Dude, DJ Quik, Kelis, Q-Tip, Ludacris, The Bee Gees, Musiq Soulchild, Jaguar Wright, Chanté Moore, Lionel Richie, Marcus Miller, Noel Gourdin, Nappy Roots, Calvin Richardson, T-Boz from TLC, Floetry, Leela James, Amp Fiddler, John Legend, Young Bellz, Anthony Hamilton, Babyface, Ledisi, Goapele, Ginuwine, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bilal, and many many more.
I know that was a long list but I feel it’s important for you to know how prolific a musician Raphael Saadiq is so that you will instantly upon reading this go and get this album.
The albums has the feel of R&B legends without feeling out of place, forced or contrived. You absolutely have to listen to it now. I guarantee you will love it.