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Rahsaan Patterson - 90% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 January 1974, New York, USA. Progressive urban R&B vocalist Rahsaan Patterson attracted strong reviews upon the release of his self-titled 1997 debut album. A collection of ballads combining strong melodic and rhythmic elements, critics were impressed both by his sonorous voice and the maturity of the songwriting, earning the singer comparisons to artists such as Maxw Read more

Anthony Hamilton - 72% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 January 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Soul vocalist Hamilton was raised in Charlotte, and began singing as a member of his local church choir before graduating to the city’s nightclub circuit. He relocated to New York City in 1993 and signed a recording contract with Uptown Records, but plans to release his completed debut album fell through when the label fo Read more

D'Angelo - 71% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Maxwell - 67% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Angie Stone - 65% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Angela Laverne Brown, 30 January 1961, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. This gospel-trained soul singer endured a difficult childhood before moving to New York in her late teens. Reinventing herself as Angie B. she joined the mid-80s prototype female rap trio Sequence, a group who were too far ahead of their time to break into the male-dominated hip-hop market. Subsequent gigs Read more

Dwele - 65% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Andwele Gardner, Detroit, Michigan, USA. That this innovative nu soul artist’s full first name means ‘God has brought me’ in Swahili is frequently cited as fitting for a man considered as an outstanding talent. This may be overstating the case but, nevertheless, the former rapper’s juxtaposition of R&B, spoken word, jazz and the swagger of underground Read more

Bilal - 64% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Bilal Sayeed Oliver, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This talented R&B singer-songwriter and keyboard player received formal training in voice and jazz and big band arrangements at the Mannes Music Conservatory in New York. Back in Philadelphia he was encouraged to become a recording artist by brothers Fa and Damu Mtume, founders of the Moyo Entertainment label. Relocat Read more

Mayer Hawthorne - 58% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Raheem DeVaughn - 54% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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New Jersey, USA. This R&B vocalist is the son of noted jazz cellist Abdul Wadud, and naturally his early years were spent in a musical environment. Raised in Maryland, DeVaughn began singing in a vocal group at college and before long was devoting all his energies to making music his career. He formed the Urban Ave 31 project with vocalist Tennyson Richards and producer Read more

Jill Scott - 53% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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4 April 1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This modern R&B singer toured with the Roots and Erykah Badu before embarking on a solo career, after striking a recording contract with the Hidden Beach label. Her other credits include co-writing the Roots’ Grammy Award-winning single ‘You Got Me’, writing and contributing vocals on Common’s acclaimed 2 Read more

Leela James - 47% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Q-Tip - 44% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Davis, 10 April 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Q-Tip made his name as MC with late 80s/early 90s hip-hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest, one of the finest acts to emerge from New York’s Native Tongues Posse. Their fluid jazz influenced grooves and Afrocentric, socially conscious lyrics helped up new possibilities in rap music, and was also highly Read more

Chrisette Michele - 39% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Chrisette Michele Payne, 22 December 1982, Long Island, New York, USA. R&B singer Michele was brought up in a strict Christian family; her father was a deacon, and she sang with gospel choirs in her teens. She made her mark on the US music scene as a session vocalist, and in 2006 appeared on major releases by Jay-Z (‘Lost One’) and Nas (‘Can’t Forget Read more

Amp Fiddler - 37% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Cody Chesnutt - 36% match to Raphael Saadiq

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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1968, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Although frequently classed as either a black rock artist or a neo-soul singer, the music of the free-spirited Cody Chesnutt (usually written ChesnuTT) is not easy to categorise or pin down. ChesnuTT grew up in Atlanta but left for Los Angeles in the mid-90s, leaving behind a burgeoning urban scene to attempt to forge a new musical direction unre Read more


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