Real Name:
Charlie Ray Wiggins
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Raphael Saadiq was born Charlie Ray Wiggins on 14 May 1966 in Oakland, California. He's an American singer, bassist, songwriter and record producer in the R&B/soul traditions.

Having played music since age six, during the 1970's and 1980's, he played bass both at school and in church.

Forming Tony! Toni! Toné! with his brother Dwayne Wiggins in the mid-1980's, going on to enjoy a successful solo career in the 1990's. He was also a member of R&B 'supergroup' Lucy Pearl during their brief time.

He has also collaborated with the artist D'Angelo to great Grammy critical success --winning the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, for track "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"-- and many other major label artists including Q-Tip, Kelis, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Macy Gray, and Bilal amoungst others.

In 2002, Saadiq founded his own record label, Pookie Entertainment, featuring artists on the label Joi, ex-Lucy Pearl member Rashon Graves, and Truth Hurts.

In 2007, Saadiq was called on to produce the whole of the third album from UK soul singer Joss Stone. She also returned the favour by featuring on his fourth solo album, "The Way I See It", along with Stevie Wonder.
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UNIF 20768-2 Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage album art Raphael Saadiq Instant Vintage (Album) Universal Records UNIF 20768-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
POOKIECD3 Raphael Saadiq - All Hits At The House Of Blues album art Raphael Saadiq All Hits At The House Of Blues (Album) Pookie Entertainment POOKIECD3 UK 2003 Sell This Version
POOKIECD2 Raphael Saadiq - Ray Ray album art Raphael Saadiq Ray Ray (Album) Pookie Entertainment POOKIECD2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It album art Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It (Album) Columbia none US 2008 Sell This Version
88697605602 Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin' album art Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin' (Album) Columbia, Columbia 88697605602 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Raphael Saadiq - 7 Days Of Weak  album art Raphael Saadiq Presents Adrian Marcel Raphael Saadiq Presents Adrian Marcel - 7 Days Of Weak (CDr, Mixtape, Promo) DopeOnly, El Seven Recordings none US 2013 Sell This Version
none Raphael Saadiq - Weak After Next album art Raphael Saadiq Presents Adrian Marcel Raphael Saadiq Presents Adrian Marcel - Weak After Next(CD, Mixtape) El Seven Recordings none US 2014 Sell This Version
none Raphael Saadiq - GMFU album art Raphael Saadiq Presents Adrian Marcel Raphael Saadiq Presents Adrian Marcel - GMFU(CD, Album) El Seven Recordings none US 2017 Sell This Version
19075965501 Raphael Saadiq - Jimmy Lee album art Raphael Saadiq Jimmy Lee (Album) Columbia, Sony Music 19075965501 US 2019 Sell This Version

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hauzkatze

hauzkatze

July 14, 2015
Yo Raf is deep y'all...this man is so much under the radar, its brilliant!

Just briefly checked him out, but diggin this already close..true superstar, just to real to do it like the others...word to the brother, i feel you!

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