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The legendary Raphael Saadiq has heard people call him one of the most underrated musicians ever and now he’s here with the Madd Hatta Morning show inside the Houston BMW Studios. Saadiq breaks down his brand new album Jimmy Lee (11:43) and how he felt now was the right time to release such a personal […]

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Raphael Saadiq is back with his first album in eight years, the self-produced “Jimmy Lee,” (Columbia), which addresses the loss of his brother to addiction. The R&B singer and producer broke out as a member of trio Tony! Toni! Toné!, alongside his brother D’wayne Wiggins and cousin Timothy Christian Riley. They sold millions of records in […]

John Legend is a hit maker! And his new single, A Good Night is no exception! This morning Tom picked his brain to find out what his process is when it comes to writing hit songs. John said, “sometimes I dream about them,” and then he goes to the studio to write them. He says when he […]

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Los Angeles, CA (December 13, 2013) – The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), has named “12 Years a Slave” as the Best Picture of 2013.  The Fox Searchlight film also earned Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Newcomer honors for Steve McQueen, John Ridley and Lupita Nyong’o. The organization, which represents the leading African-American film […]

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Singer/songwriter Raphael Saadiq has had career longevity some artists can only dream of. With over two decades in the business and starting out on the road with Prince at 16, you can certainly call him an icon. (And he still looks 25!) Boys and Girls Clubs of America thought so, too, so they inducted the […]

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He’s the musician’s musician. Raphael Saadiq is one of the most prolific musicians of the modern era, writing, producing, performing and playing on his own work as well as on songs for Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Joss Stone and more. The ageless multi-instrumentalist owes his start to another famous wunderkind – Prince. At 17, Saadiq auditioned […]

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RAPHAEL SAADIQ talks with TJMS about being selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Raphael Saadiq has enjoyed a very successful career way longer than most musicians. The former Toni, Tony, Tone frontman started out playing bass with Sheila E. when he was just 18 and eventually […]