Here is exclusive coverage and photos of Raphael Saadiq performing at the NPG Music And Arts Festival Saturday, August 6th.
The former Tony Toni Tone front man brought the funk in his own style, and we are not talking about those pants either! The doc is funky, but he could not pull of those pants. Only Saadiq could.
I have only seen Saadiq perform one time and that was with a member of Earth, Wind, & Fire and Sheila E. along with Prince several years ago. Would love to see a Raphael solo show one of these days. Day one of the festival seems like it was incredibly funky. Hopefully, the weather will be better for day 2.
Enjoy the photos of Raphael Saadiq performing at the NPG Music And Arts Festival.-Dr.FB
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777 9311 Chick Hearn Court has been a popular hang out spot for Prince lately. What? Did you think we were gonna talk about the Miami Sound Machine?
2 Friday's ago, Prince made an appearance at the Conga Room where he checked out Mike Phillips & Brian Culbertson perform after midnight. There were rumors that the funk man was going to perform with the band, but something didn't smell right, don't know if it was my buddies cologne or what, but we knew it wouldn't happen and it didn't but while Prince was in the VIP section, Mr. Hayes from his band "The NPG" did get up on stage and solo.
Then the purple one was seen rooting for KG & the Gang Green of the Boston Celtics against The Dr's Lakers. We may have bounced Kevin Garnett like it was the Wolves in the first....round of the playoffs that is, but something tells me Prince might be celebrating another championship by the former Minnesota player round June.
Last Friday night, Prince returned to the Conga Room to check out the mixings of DJ Rashida & Viktor Duplaix. The crowd was in for a surprise as his longtime friend Sheila E. guested on stage, belting out "The Glamourous Life" and several other songs in the mix. The place was packed and jumping, you woulda thought it was 1984 instead of 25 years later. Truth be told, music n funk that good just doesn't age, it keeps it's freshness long after other songs rise and fall off the charts n out of our hearts. Even Earth Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey got on the stix at one point.
Prince was also seen briefly at Bardot as well over the weekend in Hollywood with Bria Valente who dropped a song on us during that time.
With all that is going on, it sure looks like 2009 is gonna be mighty fine!-Dr.FB