Raphael Saadiq: Instant Vintage

Bassist, singer and producer Raphael Saadiq adds another accomplishment to his notable career, his first solo recording, the multiple-Grammy-nominated "Instant Vintage." Saadiq, who’s played with Tone Toni Tone, Lucy Pearl and many others, plays old school soul and funk that others like to sample, but then adds modern beats and his own touch – all without losing the gritty heart that he says makes music work for him.
Instant Vintage
Released: 6/11/2002
Label: Universal
All Raphael Saadiq profiles…
Old School, New School
Raphael Saadiq says his sound is a mix of all the music he likes – old and new – with a gritty touch.
Solo Saadiq
Saadiq says he wanted to create a CD that would please himself and two types of fans.
Songwriter
Raphael Saadiq says he writes songs for people who’ve lived life’s ups and downs.
Still Ray
Saadiq says his singing is finally in the place he wants it to be.
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