Raphael Saadiq Unveils ‘Stone Rollin” Video
R&B crooner Raphael Saadiq performs in a crowded bar in the music video for his latest single, ‘Stone Rollin” — an ode to the booty that could be described as an infinitely classier version of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back.’
The video shows the former Tony! Toni! Tone! singer and his band performing while patrons play pool and jam to the music. The musicians includes a drummer, guitarists and a harmonica player, whose contributions give the song a bluesy feel.
As Saadiq sings, a woman confidently strides into the bar and reaches the floor in front of the band, where she dances as Saadiq serenades her: “You make a blind man walk away from home / You’ll tell your girlfriend you wanna be alone / It makes an old man throw away his cane / Girl, what your booty doin’, I just can’t explain.”
Saadiq continues, “You don’t call her fat, that girl is stacked / Everything is wide and she walk with much pride.”
A 12-time Grammy nominee, Saadiq joined Mick Jagger for a tribute to Solomon Burke at this year’s Grammy Awards. He was a member of two successful ’90s R&B groups, Tony! Toni! Tone! and Lucy Pearl, before setting out on his own.
‘Stone Rollin” was preceded by singles ‘Radio’ and ‘Good Man.’ The album ‘Stone Rollin” hits stores on May 10.
Watch the Raphael Saadiq ‘Stone Rollin” Video