Tony! Toni! Toné!

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Members
D'Wayne Wiggins (Born Dwayne P. Wiggins, February 14, 1963 in Oakland, CA)
Timothy Christian Riley
Amar Khalil

Former Members
Raphael Saadiq (Born Raphael Wiggins, May 14, 1966 in Oakland, CA)
Elijah Baker
Carl Wheeler
Randall Wiggins
Antron Haile

Members' Other Groups
Lucy Pearl: (Defunct)
Raphael Saadiq (Born Raphael Wiggins, May 14, 1966 in Oakland, CA)
Dawn Robinson (Born November 28, 1968, New London, CT)
Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Born August 11, 1970 in Brooklyn, NY)

See Also: Lucy Pearl, En Vogue, A Tribe Called Quest & Truth Hurts

Albums
Tony! Toni! Toné! - Who?
Tony! Toni! Toné! - The Revival
Tony! Toni! Toné! - Sons Of Soul
Tony! Toni! Toné! - House Of Music
Tony! Toni! Toné! - Hits
Lucy Pearl
Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage
Raphael Saadiq - All Hits At The House Of Blues
Raphael Saadiq - As Ray Ray
Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'
D'Wayne Wiggins - Eyes Never Lie

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Baby Boy (Raphael Saadiq)
Babyface - Fire (Thug Radio Mixtape) (Raphael Saadiq)
Best Of The Bay Ever (D'Wayne Wiggins)
Bizarre - Hannicap Circus (Raphael Saadiq)
David Blake - The Death Row Sessions EP
Mary J. Blige - The Breakthrough (Raphael Saadiq)
Sam Bostic - Soul Supreme (Raphael Saadiq)
Boyz 'N The Hood

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Cadillac Records (Deluxe Edition) (Raphael Saadiq)

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Death Row Uncut (DVD) (Raphael Saadiq)
The Delinquents - Bosses Will Be Bosses (Will)
DJ Premier - Crooklyn Cuts Volume III: Tape A
DJ Quik - Balance & Options (Raphael Saadiq)
DJ Quik - Break Bread
DJ Quik - The Red Tape: Volume 1
DJ Total Presents Death Row Untouchable Radio (Raphael Saadiq)

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50 Cent - That's What's Up (Raphael Saadiq)
From The Vaults Of Death Row (Raphael Saadiq)

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Heat (D'Wayne Wiggins)
Hi-Tek - Hi-Teknology˛: The Chip (Raphael Saadiq)
Higher Learning (Raphael Saadiq)

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Inside Death Row: The Best Of...And More (Raphael Saadiq)

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Jason's Lyric

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Kelis - Tasty (Raphael Saadiq)
Alicia Keys - The Diary Of Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys - The Hits

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Living Single
Luniz - Lunitik Muzik (Raphael Saadiq)

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M.V.P.z (Raphael Saadiq)
Mac Mall Presents The Mallennium (D'Wayne Wiggins)
Merry Fucking Christmas 3: The True Meaning Of Christmas (Thug Radio Mixtape)
Messy Marv - Disobayish (D'Wayne Wiggins)
MTV Party To Go Vol. 1
MTV Party To Go Vol. 5
MTV The First 1000 Years: R&B

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Nappy Roots - Wooden Leather (Raphael Saadiq)
Novel - Chapter One (Raphael Saadiq)
The Nutty Professor (D'Wayne Wiggins)

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Panther
The PJs (Raphael Saadiq)
Poetic Justice
Pure Soul

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Q-Tip - The Renaissance (Raphael Saadiq)

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Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran (D'Wayne Wiggins)
Ride (Raphael Saadiq)
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife (Raphael Saadiq)
Rick Ross - Teflon Don (Raphael Saadiq)

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San Quinn - The Redemption Of Quincy Brooks (D'Wayne Wiggins)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Fuck Death Row (Raphael Saadiq)
Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg (Raphael Saadiq)
Snoop Dogg - Dead Man Walkin' (Raphael Saadiq)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Greatest Hits (Raphael Saadiq)
Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin' (Raphael Saadiq)
Soul Food
A Soulful Christmas (1994)
Joss Stone - Colour Me Free! (Raphael Saadiq)

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Temptations (D'Wayne Wiggins)
Too $hort - Can't Stay Away (D'Wayne Wiggins)
Too $hort - What's My Favorite Word? (D'Wayne Wiggins)
A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes And Life (Raphael Saadiq)
A Tribe Called Quest - Stressed Out (Single) (Raphael Saadiq)
Trippin' (The Tonyies)
2Pac - Loyal To The Game (Raphael Saadiq)
2Pac - Loyal To The Game (Bonus Tracks Promo) (Raphael Saadiq)

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Bobby V. - The Rebirth (Raphael Saadiq)

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Warren G - In The Mid-Nite Hour (Raphael Saadiq)

Bio From AllMusic.Com
Brothers Dwayne and Raphael Wiggins and cousin Timothy Christian have proven themselves durable guardians of the soul and funk tradition, while also infusing their music with enough contemporary devices to remain popular. This Oakland trio scored a number one R&B hit right out of the box in 1988 with "Little Walter," a song that generated some criticism from gospel audiences for its use of the melody from "Wade in the Water." But they've since been able to keep things going on their own, as their LPs, The Revival in 1990 and Sons Of Soul in 1993, have also been enormously successful. Tony! Toni! Toné! released their fourth album, House Of Music, in the fall of 1996. — Ron Wynn

Raphael Saadiq's Bio From AllMusic.Com
Born in Oakland, CA, in spring 1966, Raphael Saadiq (born Raphael Wiggins) started playing music at age six. He played bass at church and school and enjoyed his place on-stage at various local hometown events. After high school, Saadiq won a chance to join Prince and Sheila E. on their 1984 Parade world tour. Such an experience inspired Saadiq to do his own thing, and before the '80s came to an end, he formed Tony! Toni! Toné!.

Saadiq went under his birth name of Wiggins while in Tony! Toni! Toné! and was joined by his brother, Dwayne Wiggins, and cousin Timothy Christian. Tony! Toni! Toné! made their debut with "Little Walter" in 1988. Two years later, they were mega-stars thanks to the success of their second album, The Revival. The springlike ballad "It Never Rains (In Southern California)" and the club/dance party of "Feels Good" were major hits and the band eventually sold six million albums; however, Saadiq left the group at the height of fame.

A solo career was in the works by the time the mid-'90s rolled around. Two singles for movie soundtracks — 1995's "Ask of You" from Higher Learning and "Me & You" from Boyz 'N The Hood — were Saadiq's proper solo introduction, but not exactly satisfying. He was used to being part of a band, so a solo career made him a bit apprehensive. Saadiq bowed out for some normalcy over the next few years.

Lucy Pearl was Saadiq's next project. Saadiq joined En Vogue's Dawn Robinson and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest for a sultry R&B supergroup in 2000, but they only lasted one album. Saadiq also had his hand in producing material for the likes of Macy Gray, TLC, the Roots, and D'Angelo. In 2000, his song "Untitled" won D'Angelo a Grammy. Saadiq was inspired by his new "gospeldelic" sound and he captured his newfound sound while recording new cuts between his Oakland digs and Sacramento. The end result was the provocative release Instant Vintage, which earned Saadiq five Grammy nominations in 2003.The blaxploitation era-referencing Ray Ray and the '60s-flavored The Way I See It followed in 2004 and 2008, respectively. - MacKenzie Wilson

D'Wayne Wiggins' Bio From AllMusic.Com
Guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Toné! made a startling solo debut on Eyes Never Lie, issued on May 2, 2000 by Motown Records. The recording artist's tenure with the soulful, fun loving group make him the perfect addition to Motown as the legendary label began the 21st Century as a fresh home for modern soul music.

Wiggins' rich history with Oakland, CA 's Tony! Toni! Toné! — also including his brother, Raphael Saadiq, and their cousin, Timothy Christian — includes 14 Billboard charting R&B singles, including five number one hits, three top 10 Pop singles, one gold album, two platinum albums and one double platinum album. The trio also appeared in the movie House Party 2 where Wiggins adheres to the group's sense of freshness, respect of the old school ethic and sense of humor.

An altercation with police sparked Wiggins' creative muse and lead to the creation of his debut single, "What's Really Going On (Strange Fruit)," which includes segments from the Billie Holiday classic, "Strange Fruit". Saxophonist Najee guests on the album's jazzy remix of the song. Wiggins' high caliber musicianship and eclectic taste recalls earlier albums by the Brothers Johnson, the Isley Brothers, Prince and Narada Michael Walden. To help accomplish this, Wiggins enlisted some members of the "ol' skool." Larry Graham co-wrote the horns-punctuated song, "Music Is Power," with Wiggins and guest vocalist Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish. The track has a sample from Earth, Wind And Fire's "Shining Star" was orchestrated by veteran arranger Claire Fischer while the song, "Pushin' On," uses a sample from Bootsy Collins' "Munchies for Your Love." In addition, legendary guitarist Carlos Santana co-wrote "Move With Me."

Wiggins' showcases his formidable fret board skills on a solo guitar piece, "Tribecca." Eyes Never Lie is one of those unusual latter day albums. One can listen to it from beginning to end and actually feel as if one is listening to an album rather than a bunch of singles. Listeners get a sense of who the artist is. Wiggins certainly has his own identity outside of Tony! Toni! Toné! — Ed Hogan

Official Sites: Pookie Records (Raphael Saadiq), Raphael Saadiq's MySpace & D'Wayne Wiggins' MySpace

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