Raphael Saadiq has been making his mark on contemporary R&B for well over 20 years. As the frontman for Tony! Toni! Toné!, Saadiq thrived in the new jack swing era. After a brief stint with supergroup Lucy Pearl, he kicked off an acclaimed solo career, and has produced tracks for artists such as D'Angelo and John Legend. From his funky new jack early years to his deeply soulful later work, Saadiq has been one of R&B's most reliable hitmakers.