Raphael Saadiq, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Raphael Saadiq

American recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, and record producer

Date of Birth: 14-May-1966

Place of Birth: Oakland, California, United States

Profession: composer, singer, record producer, singer-songwriter, songwriter, music executive

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Raphael Saadiq

  • Raphael Saadiq (; born Charles Ray Wiggins; May 14, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
  • He rose to fame as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné!.
  • In addition to his solo and group career, he has also produced songs for such artists as Joss Stone, D'Angelo, TLC, En Vogue, Kelis, Mary J.
  • Blige, Ledisi, Whitney Houston, Solange Knowles and John Legend. He and D'Angelo were occasional members of The Ummah, a music production collective, composed of members Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, and J Dilla of the Detroit-based group Slum Village.
  • He is also a co-founder of independent video game developer IllFonic, which developed Friday the 13th: The Game. Saadiq's critically acclaimed album, The Way I See It, released on September 16, 2008, featuring artists Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, and Jay-Z, received three Grammy Award nominations and was voted Best Album on iTunes of 2008.
  • His fourth studio album, Stone Rollin', was released on March 25, 2011.
  • For the album, Saadiq worked with steel guitarist Robert Randolph; former Earth, Wind & Fire keyboardist Larry Dunn; Swedish-Japanese indie rock singer Yukimi Nagano (of Little Dragon fame); funk artist Larry Graham (on the bonus cut "Perfect Storm") and soul newcomer Taura 'Aura Jackson' Stinson.Music critic Robert Christgau has called Saadiq the "preeminent R&B artist of the '90s".

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