Raphael Saadiq is no strange name when it comes to classic 90’s R&B. A Grammy winner in the best R&B song category in 2003 with a hundred other nominations in the recent years, has now ventured further and is focusing towards encouraging and finding new, hidden talents in the industry.
Which brings me to “Adrian Marcel“, Raphael’s protégé. Adrian has been making some noise in the R&B circuit for a while now, which eventually earned him a deal with El Seven/Republic Records. I have been hooked to that “waiting” joint off his latest “7 Days of Week” mixtape, which boasts a guest appearance from MMG’s own .. Wale on the remix. Former Underdog production crew member Saint Nick can be heard weaving his magic on the boards!
Over all, this mixtape serves as a breathe of fresh air, bringing that golden 90’s R&B feel back into the groove! I am really digging it. Other notable producers like J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, 1500 or nothing, BeatRoc, JR Beats have provided the boardworks on the mixtape.
I got the official soundcloud stream to the “Waiting” featuring Wale, down below. Also, don’t forget to support the dude by downloading his mixtape by clicking here for free.