Quality tune performed by former Tony Toni Tone frontman Raphael Saadiq (featuring Joss Stone) from his sleeper hit LP The Way I See It. Vintage Motown sounding single reminiscent of duets performed by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell.
(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! 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.
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.
One of his brothers overdosed on heroin and another committed suicide because he was unable to deal with his addiction to the drug.His sister died as a result of a car crash during a police chase in a residential neighborhood.Nevertheless, the album topped the United World Chart the week of 7 April 2007 selling 191,000 copies, the week's largest sales increase, [cite web |url=vnu_content_id=1003563939 |title=Modest Mouse Steers Its 'Ship' To No.1 Debut |accessdate=2008-04-30 |last=Hasty |first=Katie |date=28 March 2007 |work=Billboard] earning Stone her most successful album in the United States to date as well as the highest-charting debut for a British female solo artist on the "Billboard" 200, outdoing the record previously held by fellow soul-singing Briton cite web |url= uuid=f740df1e-f0b0-4ace-8777-a06238236cd5 |title=That's the "Spirit"!