If you want to be like the greats, you learn from the greats.
The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.
I'm using more energy than ever.
I just follow great people. If you want to play like a pro, you learn from the pros.
Growing up in the Bay Area, I played early on with these quartet groups who set guidelines for me. I remember the guys would all have the same clothes and shoes, like these uniforms. I was in awe.
Every suit I wear is custom-made by a guy named Waraire Boswell in L.A.
Back in the day people made music to go on tour. They didn't make music to make a video.
My mission has always been to do something that suits everybody.
It's the adrenaline rush you only get from being in front of an audience. It's addictive.
I liked the name Saadiq and didn't want to be known as an artist as Raphael Wiggins.
If you really love music, people can tell if you love music. You have to just stick with it.
I have musician friends who play too much golf, and they're not as good at music anymore.
You know all these stadiums that U2 are playing? I've played in them. And I'm building up to it again.
Frustrations are going to be there in every profession you're in.
Isaac Hayes told me once, 'There's no such thing as old-school. Either you went to school or you didn't.'
When you look at athletes, they have fundamentals.
You can go on 'Saturday Night Live' now and not even play live.
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