Uploaded on Apr 7, 2011
As one of the exemplars of modern Soul and R&B, ask anyone and they'll tell you Raphael Saadiq is amongst those most renowned and respected. A figurehead with credentials stretching as far back as we at PinBoard remember in our bibs; weather handed down Toni Tony Tone cassettes, bumping Ummah (Saadiq, Tip & Jay Dee) produced joints, incessantly reloading Lucy Pearl and Instant Vintage during teens, relinquishing virginity to the iconic co-written/produced 'Untitled' record for D'Angelo, or most recently as grown-up music professionals over the last three years lending exposure to this gentleman's revivalist phase . You could say, we've always had a special relationship with Ray Ray.
We're now truly honoured to have Mr. Saadiq armed with a burning, bluesy bass guitar perform his latest work especially for us. A searing gesture to love and responsibility, 'Good Man' is of our favourite songs of 2011 so far.
You can also catch him on at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 28th April. New album Stone Rolling is out now in the UK and May 10th in the US.
Directed + Edited: Shan Phearon
Camera: Shan Phearon, Danny Wood, Can Salahi
Producer: Can Salahi
Sound: Brendan 'Octave' Harding