Hypetrak: Raphael Saadiq “Good Man Standing” Feature
Soul music has been enduring a rough period for some time now. While other music genres somehow managed to reinvent themselves from time to time, soul seems to be stuck in some sort of dead ankle where artists look for the adequate approach to deliver their art form. The intention to balance out innovations with classic influences has become a hard task for more than just a few R&B acts. Raphael Saadiq, however, seems to be one of the very few artists that remained true to their style and outlived the regular life span of a recording artist. Hailing from the musically-rich Oakland, Calfornia, the crooner has proven to stay relevant for almost three decades in the music business without subduing his craft to short-lived trends and neglected to jump any seductive bandwagons. In this special feature Hypetrak catches up with the artist to talk about how his time-tested music will feed modern ears. Read here.