Raphael Saadiq Is A Soul Man And He’s Stone Rollin

by Marsha Gosho SOURCE Soul Culture UK
Photo Credit: Laura Bussaca

R&B crooner Raphael Saadiq performs in a crowded bar in the music video for his latest single, ‘Stone Rollin” — an ode to the booty that could be described as an infinitely classier version of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back.’

Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin - 2011 found on R&B

Rhythmic maestro Raphael Saadiq has a new album on the way titled Stone Rollin’ ["I’ve been rolling dice my entire career, taking risk my whole life, and still doing so. I’m Stone Rolling once again," he told Vibe last month and this week, he shared his latest project with Santa Monica radio station KCRW.

“On Raphael Saadiq’s last album he channeled the ‘ghosts of The Temptations,’ as he says. On his new one, Stone Rollin’, he keeps that retro style, but takes it MUCH further – as DJ Jeremy Sole says, ‘It’s his Electric Ladyland‘.” report KCRW.

At a listening party at his studio, all the DJs gathered there agreed it is an album you will be hearing on the air a LOT in 2011.