For the last two decades, groundbreaking musician, singer, songwriter and gifted producer Raphael Saadiq has given us a vintage sound that has quickly become second to none in the music industry. As one-third of the the 80s soul trio Tony! Toni! Tone! the multi-talented artist has gone beyond the call of duty to carry on the legacy of great R&B music for the old school as well as the new school. With his critically acclaimed multiple solo projects and musical endeavors now spanning to TV and soon reaching into scoring films, Raphael Saadiq is dead set on making new music on a consistent basis for every occasion.
Remaining true to his mature style and his references to the classics without falling short into musical predictability, Raphael Saadiq is on his way back to us with full force as the world readies itself for the new album “Stone Rollin'” expected to hit stores this May. Today, however, R&B/soul music fans received a taste of some of the new music from the iconic artist during the most recent edition of the “In Studio Jam” live on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Listen below as Raphael Saadiq explains what he’s been up to besides working on the new album plus gives us an exclusive album preview alongside the TJMS crew. Raphael Saadiq discusses the concepts behind many of the album’s tracks as well as offers his remarks on the highly anticipated reunion of Tony! Toni! Tone! Will it ever come to pass? Listen to find out.
Check out the Stone Rollin’ album trailer below to get an additional sneak peek into what fans can expect this time around from Raphael Saadiq.
Here’s Part 2 of the interview/jam session.