His fourth studio album, Stone Rollin', was released on March 25, 2011.For the album, Saadiq worked with steel guitarist Robert Randolph; former Earth, Wind & Fire keyboardist Larry Dunn; Swedish-Japanese indie rock singer Yukimi Nagano (of Little Dragon fame); funk artist Larry Graham (on the bonus cut "Perfect Storm") His early life was marked by tragedy; he experienced the deaths of several of his siblings as a young child.When Saadiq was seven years old, his brother was murdered.
His sister died as a result of a car crash during a police chase in a residential neighborhood.
Saadiq states that he does not want his music to be reflective of the tragedies he experienced, saying that "And through all of that I was makin' records, but it wasn't comin' out in the music.
I did it to kinda show people you can have some real tough things happen in your life, but you don't have to wear it on your sleeve." At the age of 12, he joined a group called "The Gospel Humminbirds". , along with his brother Dwayne Wiggins, and his cousin Timothy Christian.
This past weekend Rocsi was seen on the beach in Miami with what appears to be her new boo-thang Raphael Saadiq.
The couple spent some quality time sun-bathing, laying out, and Raphael seemed to REALLY enjoy the view as the caramel-skinned TV-host had water drippin’ all over her bawwwwwwwwdy when she took a dip in the ocean to cool off. Peep the pics of those bangin’ BET thighs on blast after the flip.
The gossip blog grapevine is telling us that 19-year-old Joss Stone is dating Raphael Saadiq, who is in his forties! and Raphael is the lead producer of “Introducing Joss Stone.” [ SPOTTED @ HIP & POP! Anyhow, Joss has been known to date black men, so this isn’t too much of a stretch for her …(born Charles Ray Wiggins; May 14, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, and record producer. He has also produced songs for such artists as Joss Stone, D'Angelo, TLC, Kelis, Mary J. He and D'Angelo were occasional members of The Ummah, a music production collective, composed of members Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, and J Dilla of the Detroit-based group Slum Village.Saadiq has been a standard bearer for "old school" R&B since his early days as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! He is also a co-founder of independent video game developer Illfonic.Saadiq's critically acclaimed album, The Way I See It, released on September 16, 2008, featuring artists Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, and Jay-Z, received three Grammy Award nominations and was voted Best Album on i Tunes of 2008.