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Lil Rabies
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"This new Raphael Saddiq is flames"


  

          

He pulled off a concept album.

Seen enough to eye you/
But I've seen too much to try you

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
what are you feeling about this?
Aug 23rd 2019
1
It's not like past work of his
Aug 23rd 2019
3
      OK it took me a minute
Sep 03rd 2019
24
Production is fire. All the guests tear it up
Aug 23rd 2019
2
uncredited Kendrick on Rearview?
Aug 23rd 2019
4
      he's credited
Aug 24th 2019
8
           Not on Spotify
Aug 29th 2019
21
Lovely album
Aug 23rd 2019
5
After 1 listen, it's one of best albums I've heard this year. No questio...
Aug 23rd 2019
6
it might be his best album, as a whole body of work
Aug 24th 2019
7
As much as I love him I don’t love this project
Aug 24th 2019
9
Something keeps calling 😿
Aug 24th 2019
10
Written for Brian Grant?
Aug 24th 2019
12
      Swipe from ew
Aug 24th 2019
14
           Interesting
Aug 25th 2019
15
The World is Drunk
Aug 24th 2019
11
..And the people are mad
Sep 02nd 2019
22
RE: This new Raphael Saddiq is flames
Aug 24th 2019
13
i enjoyed it
Aug 26th 2019
16
Love it!!!!!!
Aug 26th 2019
17
Yes it is.
Aug 26th 2019
18
RE: This new Raphael Saddiq is flames
Aug 28th 2019
19
Kings Fall might be my jam for a minute
Aug 29th 2019
20
Wow. I'm late. I'm thinking stone rollin' was the new joint.
Sep 02nd 2019
23
this is really good
Sep 06th 2019
25
same
Sep 06th 2019
26

fontgangsta
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1. "what are you feeling about this?"
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because man i been waiting for new Saadiq

woke up in the middle of the night last night because...well that seems to be what i do these days, but i was like snap lemme DL the new RS and throw in in the library for my commute in the morning, er a few hours.

anyway. i dont know i didnt catch the vibe. i know what its about. So i guess i wasn't be surprised by the darkness of the record but...but moreso it just felt way more inaccessible than the single led me to believe it would be.

The soundscapes hes creating are definitely masterful and artistic - but theres an ease and a beauty that Ive come to expect from RS music that is missing for me here. Like you know when listening to music feels like work?

  

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Lil Rabies
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3. "It's not like past work of his"
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I get all of the points you mentioned. This isn't an album I wanted him to make either, but it is absolutely clear that he wanted to make this. The theme of addiction, loss and struggle is lustrous. I am made to feel the protagonist understands the prison they created for themselves, but somehow can't stop feeling pride at their creation.

Seen enough to eye you/
But I've seen too much to try you

  

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fontgangsta
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24. "OK it took me a minute"
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but im 100% on board w this record now
had it on repeat all weekend

you nailed it - this wasnt the album i wanted him to make, so i wasn't giving it the right kind of listen at first

  

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spirit
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2. "Production is fire. All the guests tear it up"
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Fri Aug-23-19 08:59 AM by spirit

  

          

I have to sit with the lyrics more to see if he pulls off the concepts, but on first listen “Jimmy Lee” is a damn fine album. Give it a listen.

Edited to give a special shoutout to that Saul Williams’ poem!!! He did the damn thing!

Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
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4. "uncredited Kendrick on Rearview?"
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Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
http://wutangbook.com

  

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Garhart Poppwell
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8. "he's credited"
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spirit
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21. "Not on Spotify "
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Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
http://wutangbook.com

  

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maro
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5. "Lovely album"
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I really liked every song. Saadiq knows how to make and produce MUSIC.

Only song I skipped after the first hook was "Belongs to God".

werd.

  

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Marbles
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6. "After 1 listen, it's one of best albums I've heard this year. No questio..."
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Garhart Poppwell
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7. "it might be his best album, as a whole body of work"
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the dark moods should've been expected. He does quite a bit with less, at times it feels like a blues record-both Delta and Chicago electric. This is a really emotive record and I hope y'all give it the "I played it a few more times and it grew on me" treatment some of you give the dumb ass albums that get played for a few months and discarded.

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CherNic
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9. "As much as I love him I don’t love this project"
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It’s uneven. But I’ve only listened once. I will absolutely be revisiting, hell I preordered the signed vinyl

  

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10. "Something keeps calling 😿"
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Written for Brian Grant. While Raph was in Sac.

As a Sacramento native and Kings fan—I’M ALL IN.

Love the album. It’s the only thing that pulled me away from Taylor Swift’s new LP 😎

PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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12. "Written for Brian Grant?"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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14. "Swipe from ew"
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From: https://ew.com/music/2019/08/21/anatomy-of-a-song-raphael-saadiq-jimmy-lee/

There’s No Place Like Home

Saadiq wrote “Something Keeps Calling” in his mother’s house in Sacramento. “I took my portable studio to her house and sat at the table,” he says. “She would see me work. I’d have my headphones in and then I’d take them out so she could hear what I’m doing.” The track was written for his dear friend, retired professional basketball player Brian Grant, who struggled with opioid addiction. “He has Parkinson’s disease so he has anxiety challenges,” Saadiq says. “I was around him when he’d be okay and then he would binge, he would be missing, and then he would call me and apologize. I’d be like ‘You ain’t gotta apologize to me. I’m your boy forever, it don’t matter what you go through.’” The song is about the notion of wanting to do right, “but not tonight,” as he sings on it. “He’s doing good now,” Saadiq says of his friend. “He’s got a lot of love around him.”

PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP2 “A beatmaker who loved” https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-beatmaker-who-loved/1473644375

  

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15. "Interesting "
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I didn’t even know he had substance abuse issues.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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11. "The World is Drunk"
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is my early favorite.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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22. "..And the people are mad"
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That song is uncut raw

<-- Dave Thomas knows what's up...
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13. "RE: This new Raphael Saddiq is flames"
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Fact! CD is available at Moods Music in Atlanta Georgia

Bumpin in the STEREO:
Gladys Knight&The Pips
Angela Bofill-Love In Slow Motion
Babyface-Lovers
Midnight Star-Still Standing

  

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16. "i enjoyed it"
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17. "Love it!!!!!!"
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Some of these songs hit so close to home. I listened to something keeps calling me... then played it again and had a hard time getting through it....

I would love for this to be a mini movie as well.

So much good music has come out lately. this might go down as one of the best years in music but only time will tell.

You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

  

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18. "Yes it is. "
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damn got me out here "singing" along to "Belongs To God"

  

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19. "RE: This new Raphael Saddiq is flames"
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Lovin it...well executed. More than anything though, just love to see a legend like Sadiq releasing quality material...

Integrity is the Cornerstone of Artistry...

  

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20. "Kings Fall might be my jam for a minute"
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America has imported more warlord theocracy from Afghanistan than it has exported democracy.

  

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23. "Wow. I'm late. I'm thinking stone rollin' was the new joint."
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Was super disappointed until I realized the new joint is Jimmy Lee.

Stone rollin' was not my cup of tea, bit just off the first track Jimmy Lee sounds much better.

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25. "this is really good"
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The more I listen to it the more I like it.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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26. "same"
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>The more I listen to it the more I like it.


its a grower not a shower lol

  

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