Raphael Saadiq Seeks New Talent

Veteran R&B crooner Raphael Saadiq, formerly

of Tony! Toni! Tone, is seeking talent for his label, Pookie Entertainment.

Pookie, which released the critically acclaimed

and Grammy nominated self titled debut album by Lucy Pearl (which featured Saadiq,

Dawn Robinson from Envogue and A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad),

will release Saadiq's first ever live album in October.

The live album will feature upcoming performances

of Saddiq with his 12 piece band and various surprise guests. The concert will

be taped in front of fans July 2 in San Diego at the Belly Up Tavern, July 3

at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and July 4 in Las Vegas at the House of


Saadiq parted ways amicably with Universal in

2002. Saadiq is currently hard at work producing for Snoop Dogg, D'Angelo, Kelis,

Nikka Costa and others.

Interested upcoming soul and hip-hop artists

can send demos to: Pookie Entertainment, 4850 Vineland Ave., #241, North Hollywood,

CA 91601.