Raphael Saadiq Visits Atlanta’s V-103

Raphael Saadiq

Raphael Saadiq was on V-103 with Ramona DeBreaux in Atlanta the other day to promote his new album ‘Stone Rollin” and concert. The artist talked about his many collaborations, wanting to work with Bill Withers, the new single ‘Good Man’, what percentage of good men he thinks is out there (he says 75%), and more before taking some calls. Watch the interview, which also features ‘Good Man’ being played in between, via YouTube below.

Raphael Saadiq ‘Stone Rollin” Video Behind The Scenes

Raphael Saadiq in the studio

Raphael Saadiq is out with behind the scenes footage from the music video to the title track on his latest album ‘Stone Rollin”, where his band is featured prominently. “I want the audience to get familiar with the characters in the band,” Saadiq said about their cameos. “It’s always great to have everybody around.” Watch the footage via Vevo below.

Raphael Saadiq Thinks Younger Listeners Will Get ‘Stone Rollin’

Singer Raphael Saadiq

WTMD’s Scott Mullins talked to Raphael Saadiq about his new record and some of the influences for it. “I think it has a spirit to it,” Saadiq said when asked how younger listeners would react to the new material. “I think if it gets inside of you you can’t help but move to it, so I like to take that route. Whatever feels great. That’s why I called the record ‘Stone Rollin’. Like you’re throwing the dice on the table all the time, I like to gamble on myself. I’m okay with that. I think they’ll get it.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Raphael Saadiq And Keith Sweat At Belve Music Lounge

Keith Sweat at the Belve Music Lounge

Raphael Saadiq and Keith Sweat were among the stars on hand at the Belve Music Lounge during the Essence Music Festival on Friday (July 2) in New Orleans, Louisiana. All of the celebs relaxed at the lounge inside the Louisiana Superdome side stage, waiting to see performances by Janet Jackson, Monica and Charlie Wilson. The official cocktail of the Essence Music Festival was the Belve Peach Essence, which celebs were treated to all night.

Check out pictures of Raphael Saadiq, including a shot of the artist with Fab 5 Freddy, below the cut. (more…)

Raphael Saadiq Live At Bumbershoot 2009

Raphael Saadiq performed ‘100 Yard Dash’ and ‘Stayin’ In Love’ live from the Music Lounge during Bumbershoot 2009 on September 6th. Watch footage via KEXP’s YouTube channel below.

On TV: Melanie Fiona, Bettye Lavette, Raphael Saadiq

Melanie Fiona

Soul acts on television this week include:

Melanie Fiona, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Monday.

Bettye Lavette, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Raphael Saadiq, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.

On TV: Raphael Saadiq, LaBelle

R&B acts on television this week include:

Raphael Saadiq, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

LaBelle, who perform on ‘The View’ (ABC) on Wednesday.

On TV: Ray J, Raphael Saadiq, Aubrey O’Day

Raphael Saadiq black and white photo

R&B acts on television this week include:

Aubrey O’Day, formerly of Danity Kane, who visits ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) on Monday.

Raphael Saadiq, who appears on ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Tuesday.

Ray J, who visits ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Wednesday.

Sam Moore, who performs with alto saxophonist David Sanborn on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Thursday.

On TV: John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Duffy


R&B/Soul acts on television this week include:

Aretha Franklin, who visits ‘The View’ (ABC) on Monday and ‘The Early Show’ (CBS) on Wednesday.

Raphael Saadiq, who visits ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Tuesday.

The late Isaac Hayes is featured in a tribute on ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Tuesday.

Duffy, who performs on ‘The View’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

John Legend, who visits ‘The Early Show’ (CBS) on Tuesday, ‘Total Request Live’ (MTV) and ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Wednesday, and ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Thursday.

Labelle, who visit ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Friday.