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Raphael Saadiq

Saadiq at the 2012 Time 100
Background information
Birth name Charles Ray Wiggins
Born (1966-05-14) May 14, 1966 (age 50)
Origin Oakland, California, United States

neo soul


record producer


bass guitar

Years active 1983–present


Associated acts

Tony! Toni! Toné!
Lucy Pearl
Joss Stone
Adrian Marcel
The Roots
Solange Knowles
Kid Cudi

Website raphaelsaadiq.com

If you really love music, people can tell if you love music. You have to just stick with it.
Raphael Saadiq
You know all these stadiums that U2 are playing? I've played in them. And I'm building up to it again.
Raphael Saadiq
I honed in on a great time, the Motown era, the '60s and '70s. That type of music has always been a staple in my life.
Raphael Saadiq
Frustrations are going to be there in every profession you're in.
Back in the day people made music to go on tour. They didn't make music to make a video.
Raphael Saadiq
Cats 25 years younger can't run with me.
I just follow great people. If you want to play like a pro, you learn from the pros.
Raphael Saadiq
It's the adrenaline rush you only get from being in front of an audience. It's addictive.
Raphael Saadiq
Isaac Hayes told me once, 'There's no such thing as old-school. Either you went to school or you didn't.'
Raphael Saadiq
When you look at athletes, they have fundamentals.
When I come to London now it's like being in L.A., because they know me like I'm at home.
Raphael Saadiq
If you want to be like the greats, you learn from the greats.
I liked the name Saadiq and didn't want to be known as an artist as Raphael Wiggins.
Raphael Saadiq
I'm using more energy than ever.
My mission has always been to do something that suits everybody.
Growing up in the Bay Area, I played early on with these quartet groups who set guidelines for me. I remember the guys would all have the same clothes and shoes, like these uniforms. I was in awe.
Raphael Saadiq
I have musician friends who play too much golf, and they're not as good at music anymore.
Raphael Saadiq
The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.
Raphael Saadiq
Every suit I wear is custom-made by a guy named Waraire Boswell in L.A.
The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.
Raphael Saadiq
You can go on 'Saturday Night Live' now and not even play live.