1922 Broadway
Oakland, California

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Raphael Saadiq has made an enviable name for himself as a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer. It all began with the band he co-founded, Tony Toni Tone', with whom he sang lead on the chart-topping hits "Feels Good," "It Never Rains In Southern California", "Anniversary" and "Let's Get Down," among others. His resume is also filled with hits that he's mined for others, including D' Angelo ("Lady" and "Untitled"), Angie Stone ("Brotha"), and the Grammy┼Ż-winning Erykah Badu & Common duet "Love of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)". Other artists in his astoundingly diverse cache include Earth Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, Nappy Roots, the Isley Brothers, TLC, Snoop Dogg, Kelis, Mos Def, Whitney Houston, and A Tribe Called Quest. Saadiq has also released three acclaimed albums - the 2002 studio project Instant Vintage that yielded such thought-provoking hits as "Faithful"," "Be Here" and "Still Ray" - and the subsequent 2003 all-star concert album, All Hits at the House of Blues: Live, which featured a gang of special guests, including D'Angelo, DJ Quik, a reunion of Tony Toni Tone', Goapele, Ledisi and original New Birth lead singer Leslie Wilson. This year he brings us Raphael Saadiq as "Ray Ray", including features by Teedra Moses, Babyface, Joi, and Lucy Pearl.

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