• Kareem

    I’m a big Raphael Saadiq/Tony Toni Tone fan…he’s was one of my favorite vocalists growing up and has made great music…

    But what exactly did he do in 2011/2012? No hate, I’m just wondering how he made the “Most Influential People” list and, being that I’m actually a fan of dude, I’m not really aware of anything “relevant” (for lack of a better term) that he did recently. I remember that doo-wopish/old school feel album he had a few years back that had a Jay feature, but what else?

  • Word

    If Rihanna is one of the most influential people in the world, then we’re heading for strange times. The only thing she influenced is random ass broads tryna dye their hair red now.

  • onanigga

    Rihanna is going off the rails, i like the girl but she is heading for trouble.

  • poetic assasin

    I don’t know what raphael did either, but a lot of times artists go different routes to make money/ make a difference in the lives of others when their previous routes no longer generate strong revenue – i’d like to know too.

  • poetic assasin

    guess I will read the article lol

  • mr.zee

    its bigger than what you see.

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  • e

    might as well put wiz khalifa on there too the way hes got these kids out here smoking weed

  • Boom

    Who wouldn’t want Rihanna’s pussy on they neck tho???

  • gayasfk

    the only reason raphael saadiq is on the list is because he ‘performed’ for elton john at some aids show. they had a ‘ball’. hes been a known fggot. read thearticle. suspect shlt. influential for being a homo roflmao

  • kevin eubanks


    you’re a bigot. congrats on hating one of black music’s greatest talents because you think he’s gay. what an embarassment for the culture and the black community.

    props to both artists.

  • West-Side

    Rihanna is a bitch! Fuck her. Why should she even be brought up when we’re talkin hiphop and r&b?