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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/05/20-motivational-rap-songs" target="_blank">Beware's exceptional piece</a> chronicling a sample of his favorite motivational songs was actually the motivation for penning this.
Nothing in the world replaces "feel good" music.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=179474"> This is the what you call a period piece. Shot through a retro lens and full of dated designer clothing on scantily-clad young ladies, the vintage visual to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/raphael-saadiq">Raphael Saadiq's</a> "Stone Rollin" is a voyage back to when dope shows weren't announced on Facebook and only the cool crowd came.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/raphael-saadiq-feat-joss-stone-just-one-kiss"> Ask any person who was around during the glory days of Berry Gordy's Motown and watch their smile upon reminiscing on The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and countless other legends. Having that much talent under one roof is still one of the greatest - if not the greatest - feat in modern American music history. Anywho, that sound has long since left the landscape with no real hope for its resurrection. That is, except for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/raphael-saadiq">Raphael Saadiq</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/raphael-saadiq-feat-joss-stone-just-one-kiss"> Love is some scary, scary sh!t, man. You wait your entire life to meet someone who complements you in the best way possible. You find that person and Like turns to a Lust that morphs Infatuation, thus spawning Love. That love sometimes leads to marriage and - God-willing - you get to spend the rest of your life with a person you couldn't imagine living without. Beautiful stuff. Unfortunately, for a <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/09/24/national/main5334553.shtml%29">large portion</a> of the country, that fairy tale doesn't always produce a happy ending.
Although the words "donate," "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/haiti">Haiti</a>" and "help" are no longer on the tip of every newscaster's tongue across the planet, the crisis that left the Caribbean country in ruins is still an ongoing ordeal.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/raphael-saadiq">Ray Ray's</a> music stays in rotation Chez Contra™ because not only does the man make good music, he has good sense.
*shrugs shoulders* I don't know what this is about.
Words By K1NG It's a shame when albums go slept on by the masses and only gets its shine on the blog circuit and other internet outlets, but what's even worse is when an amazing artist gets left out of critical mentions by both blogs and mainstream media alike.
Raphael Saadiq is pretty much the epitome of what we stand for @ TSS.