The other day while in Clubhouse I was in a room filled with New Yorkers telling Chris Riggins & I that the Oakland group Tony, Toni Tone didn't have enough hit songs to do a Verzus.
Chris of course started listing songs & roasting fools while I went to Google to check a few things. The discussion started to get disrespectful to our coast & heated so I asked "Are we talking about songs D'wayne Wiggins & Raphael produced, penned or collaborated on too?" and the New Yorker said "It doesn't matter B!"
So ladies in gents Tony, Toni, Tone's 20 songs for a Verzus
1. It Feels Good- Tony, Toni, Tone
2. Ask of You- Raphael/Higher Learning Soundtrack
3. Survivor- Destiny's Child - D'wayne Wiggins
4. Let's get down (Feat. DJ Quik) Tony, Toni, Tone
5. Lady by D'Angelo- Raphael Saadiq
6. It Never Rains in Southern California- Tony, Toni, Tone
7. Diary- Alicia Keys- D'wayne Wiggins
8. Soul Sista- Bilal - Raphael Saadiq
9. Brotha- Angie Stone- Raphael Saadiq
10. Whatever You Want- Tony, Toni, Tone
11. Dance Tonight- Lucy Pearl - Raphael Saadiq
12. You Should Be Here- D'Angelo & Raphael Saadiq
13. Cranes in the Sky- Solange- Raphael Saadiq
14. Thinking of You- Tony, Toni, Tone
15. Still Ray- Raphael Saadiq
16. Lay Your Head on My Pillow- Tony, Toni, Tone
17. Kissing You- Total- Raphael Saadiq
18. Love of my Life (Ode to Hip Hop) Erykah Badu feat. Common - Raphael Saadiq
19. Untitled (How Does it Feel) D'Angelo - Raphael Saadiq
20. Anniversary- Tony, Toni, Tone
If there's overtime: Joss Stone, "Slow Wine" & 2 more D'Angelo songs are in the tuck. *Edit* Just Me & You "Boyz in the Hood"
Stop playing with my Area, Coast & City. We not only gave y'all slang, great point guards & weed but also hit records. Tony, Toni, Tone collectively have sung, produced, played on or penned classic songs in the 80s, 90s, 2000's, 2010's till today and most of their songs aged very well because not only are they great writers but they're great musicians too. Hell, HBO's Insecure slaps because Raphael.
It's not the Bay Area's fault y'all don't know how great we are.