from solange’s album to the ‘insecure’ soundtrack, raphael saadiq is kicking ass & taking names

August 7, 2017
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From the beginning of his career, Raphael Saadiq has carried the torch for old school R&B. Breaking onto the scene as the frontman for the R&B group Tony! Toni! Tone!, the Oakland-born singer, songwriter and record producer has consistently dropped critically acclaimed albums like Instant Vintage (which earned five Grammy nominations) while also working behind the scenes collaborating with music pioneers like Solange (producing her award-winning album, A Seat at the Table), D’Angelo, John Legend, Joss Stone, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Stevie Wonder, the Bee Gees, The Isley Brothers, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, Earth, Wind and Fire and more.

In addition, Saadiq is the mastermind behind the soundtrack that has been such an integral part of Issa Rae’s Insecure, and was also the composer for Underground.

The multi-talented musician takes the stage as a headliner at AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2017 on August 27th (get tickets here)–get ready by checking out some of our favorites from the artist below!: