I liked the name Saadiq and didn't want to be known as an artist as Raphael Wiggins.
If you want to be like the greats, you learn from the greats.
If you really love music, people can tell if you love music. You have to just stick with it.
When you look at athletes, they have fundamentals.
I have musician friends who play too much golf, and they're not as good at music anymore.
You can go on 'Saturday Night Live' now and not even play live.
I honed in on a great time, the Motown era, the '60s and '70s. That type of music has always been a staple in my life.
Every suit I wear is custom-made by a guy named Waraire Boswell in L.A.
When I come to London now it's like being in L.A., because they know me like I'm at home.
The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.
You know all these stadiums that U2 are playing? I've played in them. And I'm building up to it again.
It's the adrenaline rush you only get from being in front of an audience. It's addictive.
Cats 25 years younger can't run with me.
Isaac Hayes told me once, 'There's no such thing as old-school. Either you went to school or you didn't.'
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.
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.
I just follow great people. If you want to play like a pro, you learn from the pros.
Frustrations are going to be there in every profession you're in.
I'm using more energy than ever.