Raphael Saadiq

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Born: 05/13/1966 in Oakland, California, USA

Filmography

Music (37)

Empire 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music Producer

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Black Nativity 2013 (Movie)

Original Score/Executive Music Producer/Songs Producer (Original Score)

Black Nativity 2013 (Movie)

("Coldest Town") (Song)

Peeples 2013 (Movie)

("Stone Rollin'") (Song Performer)

Peeples 2013 (Movie)

("Stone Rollin'") (Song)

People Like Us 2012 (Movie)

("Stone Rollin") (Song Performer)

People Like Us 2012 (Movie)

("Stone Rollin") (Song)

Abduction 2011 (Movie)

("Heart Attack") (Song Performer)

Abduction 2011 (Movie)

("Heart Attack") (Song)

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

("Radio") (Song Performer)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

("Radio") (Song)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

("Untitled (How Does It Feel)") (Song)

The Sitter 2011 (Movie)

("Sometimes") (Song)

The Sitter 2011 (Movie)

("Subway Song") (Song Performer)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

("Love That Girl") (Song Performer)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

("Love That Girl") (Song)

Precious 2009 (Movie)

("I Can See In Color") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

("Keep Marchin'") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

("Keep Marchin'") (Song Performer)

The Secret Life of Bees 2008 (Movie)

("Keep Marching") (Song Performer)

The Secret Life of Bees 2008 (Movie)

("Keep Marching") (Song)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

("I Found My Everything") (Song)

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

("I Found My Everything") (Song Performer)

Trick 'r Treat 2007 (Movie)

("Feels Good") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? 2007 (Movie)

("Better Man") (Song)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2006 (Movie)

("Love of My Life") (Song)

Step Up 2006 (Movie)

("80's Joint") (Song)

Deliver Us From Eva 2003 (Movie)

("Two Way Street") (Song)

Brown Sugar 2002 (Movie)

("Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)") (Song)

Brown Sugar 2002 (Movie)

("Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)") (Music Producer)

Baby Boy 2001 (Movie)

song producer & performer("Just a Man") (Song)

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

("You") (Song)

Species II 1998 (Movie)

("Thinking of You") (Song)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

("If I Had No Loot (contains 'Knock on Wood' & 'The Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit')") (Song)

Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

(Song)
Actor (7)

The Maya Rudolph Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

2012 Soul Train Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Dancing With the Stars 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Black in the '80s 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Love That Girl 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Relationships

Timothy Christian

Cousin
Tony! Toni! Toné!: in band with cousins Dwayne and Raphael

Dwayne Wiggins Song

Brother
Tony! Toni! Toné!: Raphael, his brother Dwayne and cousin Timothy Christian formed this R & B band

Milestones

2002

Formed label Pookie Entertainment and began producing and creating solo albums

1992

Changed his last name to Saadiq, meaning `man of his word` in Arabic to differentiate himself from his brother Dwayne

1987

Formed the soul band Tony, Toni, Tone with brother and cousin

1984

Changed name from Ray Wiggins to Raphael when he began playing bass for Sheila E and Prince on their tour

Bonus Trivia

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``I think every artist pays homage to something since we're all inspired by something, and I was inspired by great music, not just Motown, but all the Isleys records, all the Stax records. And I'm definitely inspired by a lot of reggae music...you name it, from Jimmy Cliff to Bob (Marley). All of them have some type of reference that you can hear from the Baptist church or gospel to blues and Albert King.``- interview on Huffington Post, Aug. 17, 2009

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Got his big break as a backup musician for Prince and the Revolution.

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