The Way I See It For his third studio CD The Way I See It , Raphael Saadiq (Tony! Toni! Toné!, Lucy Pearl) has written and produced an inspired throwback… The Way I See It For his third studio CD The Way I See It , Raphael Saadiq (Tony! Toni! Toné!, Lucy Pearl) has written and produced an inspired throwback… 2008-09-16 Raphael Saadiq R&B
Music Review

The Way I See It (2008)

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Details Release Date: Sep 16, 2008; Lead Performance: Raphael Saadiq; Genre: R&B

For his third studio CD The Way I See It, Raphael Saadiq (Tony! Toni! Toné!, Lucy Pearl) has written and produced an inspired throwback
 album that honors the rich musical heritage of soul giants like Motown, Stax, and Hot Wax. Backed by a 
 galvanizing ensemble of musicians that would make the Funk Brothers proud, Saadiq belts out effervescent love songs with infectious vigor. Except for cameos from Joss Stone (''Just One Kiss'') and Jay-Z (the remix of ''Oh Girl''), this disc could easily be mistaken for some 
lost gem from the civil rights era. 
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Download This: Listen to ''100 Yard Dash'' on the musician's MySpace page

Originally posted Sep 16, 2008 Published in issue #1013 Sep 26, 2008 Order article reprints