Decades-long threads that trace back to early beginnings on the Parade tour with Prince and Sheila E., as he reveals in a rare interview with The Quietus. Elsewhere in the extensive chat, Saadiq reflects on his Oakland upbringing and the tragedies that defined his childhood. But he was not shy about his work with legends, delving into his time with The Purple One, as well as Jay Dee (this little heart-crusher, for instance: “I have a picture of Dilla taped to my mellotron. It will stay there until I die,”) D’Angelo and the whole Voodoo crew, yet another classic that bears his unmistakable mark.
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