Raphael Saadiq's album the Way I See It is satisfying for both old school heads and today's hip music buyers: his background as a musician, singer and songwriter is steeped in a love for R&B married with a commitment to making his own brand of expressive soul music. Born and raised in Oakland, California learned to play guitar, drums, and bass at the age of six, making the bass his preferred instrument. Singing with a professional gospel group by the time he was nine, Raphael's musical education encompassed classical music, '40s spirituals, hymns, Jazz plus R&B. from his early days as a member of the groundbreaking '80s group Tony! Toni! Toné!, through his work as an award-winning producer of such artists as Joss Stone, the Roots, Snoop Dogg, John Legend among many others and his own solo albums, the multi-talented Raphael Saadiq has kept the faith.
1) Sure Hope You Mean It
2) 100 Yard Dash
3) Keep Marchin'
4) Big Easy Featuring the Infamous Young Spodie and the Rebirth Brass Band
5) Just One Kiss Featuring Joss Stone
6) Love That Girl
8) Staying in Love
9) Oh Girl
10) Let's Take a Walk
11) Never Give You Up Featuring Stevie Wonder and CJ
13) Oh Girl (Remix Featuring Jay-Z)