Raphael Saadiq launches game company, schoolgirls hearts flutter

If there was a “Most Sultry” category at the BAFTA or AIAS awards, he would definitely win. The former Tony! Toni! Toné frontman is teaming up with sound engineer Chuck Burngardt:

“He went to school to develop games, he’s a programmer,” Saadiq tells the BoomBox, of the transformation from mixing an album with Burngardt, to founding a video game company with him.

“We all play video games all the time, and a friend of mine works for Russell Simmons and she works on a video game and she was coming to town to do voice overs for Snoop and I told her I wanted to be in the game, but just playing. She said, ‘Well, we don’t let R&B singers in the game.’ And I was like, ‘Well, I’m going to make my own game and I’m going to call it ‘Ghetto Golf.”

I was just joking and laughing with her, but when she left, Chuck [said], ‘Hey, you serious? You really want to do that?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, we should,’ and he [said], ‘You know I went to school for that.”

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