Raphael Saadiq is one of the most legendary soul singers of modern times and he is an Oakland mainstay. While he has not released a solo album in several years and no date for a new project has been announced, Saadiq is clearly preparing to release new music….much to the delight of his longtime fans.
The tour will be kicking on July 20th. Seven dates are scheduled and the tour is slated to begin in Minneapolis. From there, he is going to be making his way to New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. Washington D.C. will be the final stop.
Tickets are going to be placed on sale on May 4th. Fans now anxiously await further information about his long gestating solo project. No title or release date has been provided at the current time. Seven years have passed since the release of Stone Rollin’ and Saadiq has passed the time in a number of ways.
He has remained active in the world of music by collaborating with a wide range of artists, including Rick Ross and Little Dragon. Ross chose to lead off his last album with the sound of Saadiq’s distinctive voice and “Apple Of My Eye” was one of the most widely circulated tracks off his well received Rather You Than Me album.
Chromeo has already tapped Saadiq for an appearance on his upcoming album and even Justin Timberlake solicited his contributions for his highly anticipated Man of the Woods. Solange Knowles made him an executive producer on her critically acclaimed album, A Seat at the Table.
Raphael Saadiq is not content to ply his trade in the world of music, though. He has taken his talents to the world of television and music as well. He received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for the original song that he contributed to the Carey Mulligan/Mary J. Blige film Mudbound.
“Mighty River” was written in tandem with Blige herself and Taura Stinson. In addition to his work in film, he has also worked with HBO and Netflix to compose music for Insecure and the original film Step Sisters, respectively.