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RAPHAEL SAADIQ, founder member of TONY! TONI! TONE! and, more recently, LUCY PEARL, has revealed that plans are afoot for his debut solo album.

Saadiq has revealed that D’Angelo, Angie Stone, Q-Tip will feature on his currently untitled album.

His solo songwriting credits include ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)?’ for D’Angelo, as well as hits for Total and Bilal.

While Lucy Pearl – which also included former Tribe Called Quest DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammed – is currently on ice, following the messy departure of member Dawn Robinson, she has been replaced by southern soul songstress Joi, and the group has not been disbanded, although it has been stated they are officially “resting”.