Stone Rollin' (2011) After his recent Grammy showing with Mick Jagger, R&B stalwart Saadiq has the cred to do as he pleases musically. Here he continues along the… 2011-05-10 Raphael Saadiq R&B Columbia
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Stone Rollin' (2011)

Raphael Saadiq | ROLLIN' IN SAADIQ Stone Rollin' s main man
ROLLIN' IN SAADIQ Stone Rollin's main man
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 10, 2011; Lead Performance: Raphael Saadiq; Genre: R&B; Production: Columbia

After his recent Grammy showing with Mick Jagger, R&B stalwart Saadiq has the cred to do as he pleases musically. Here he continues along the '60s soul-inspired path that spawned 2008's The Way I See It, pairing it with elements of blithe Stonesish rock. Horns soar as he charms on ''Movin' Down the Line,'' and a bluesy harmonica wails next to a funky guitar riff throughout the lady-lauding title track. Stone Rollin' is old school for sure, spun fresh. B+

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Originally posted May 04, 2011 Published in issue #1154 May 13, 2011 Order article reprints