Saadiq, Raphael / Way I See It, The
Album: Way I See It, The   Collection:General
Artist:Saadiq, Raphael   Added:Oct 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-12-21 Pull Date: 2009-02-22
Week Ending: Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 28
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 17, 2015: The Changing Same Radio
Never Give You Up (Feat. Stevie Wonder And Cj Hilton)
4. Feb 10, 2009: I once was Canadian
Keep Marchin'
2. Feb 17, 2009: RipRidah RADIO DJ NO MORE MIXCDSS
Just One Kiss (Feat. Joss Stone)
5. Feb 04, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
Oh Girl
3. Feb 15, 2009: Eran Mukamel f Otm Shank (salsatón)
100 Yard Dash
6. Feb 03, 2009: I once was Canadian
Big Easy

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-26
Very Motown-like retro soul from this producer and Oakland native. Former Tony! Toni! Toné! member releases his 3rd solo album, this time opting for a pretty faithful old school R&B/ soul sound. Features some big hitters like Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z. It's a pretty polarizing album from my experience: some see it as a cheap trick and others like it's take on Motown. I like it.

My picks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12

1. slow swing love song. nice chorus. early fade out.
2. mid tempo groove. great riff. fade out.
3. mid tempo. very classic sound. chorus repeats a lot, with a breakdown and a build up before the end.
4. med-fast. horns. hand claps. has sort of a darker/ bigger picture feel to it than some of the other songs.
5. med-slow. standard love song with nice strings and f vox. a nice pre-chorus build up.
6. mid tempo. repetative verses but pretty good chorus.
7. slow ballad. the latin song with spanish (at the beginning) lyrics and nylon string guitar. goes into more standard r&b groove later.
8. mid tempo. definitely a more modern sound than some of the songs. big backup vocals over motown-ish riffs.
9. slow ballad. sort of an early 70s Marvin Gaye/ Smokey Robinson thing going.
10. mid tempo. late 60s-style bluesey and jaunty.
11. med-slow. breathy 'sex you up' sort-of ballad.
12. mid tempo. uses loops (modern sounding) but otherwise has a big-picture, troubled-world ballad things going (like early 70s Marvin Gaye)
13. version of 9 with Jay-Z rapping over it. I don't think it works particularly well.

Track Listing
1. Sure Hope You Mean It   7. Calling
2. 100 Yard Dash   8. Staying In Love
3. Keep Marchin'   9. Oh Girl
4. Big Easy   10. Let's Take A Walk
5. Just One Kiss (Feat. Joss Stone)   11. Never Give You Up (Feat. Stevie Wonder And Cj Hilton)
6. Love That Girl   12. Sometimes
  13. Oh Girl (Feat. Jay-Z)