Raphael Saadiq — American Musician born on May 14, 1966,

Raphael Saadiq /səˈdiːk/ is an American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, and record producer. Saadiq has been a standard bearer for "old school" R&B since his early days as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! He has also produced songs for such artists as Joss Stone, D'Angelo, TLC, Kelis, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston and John Legend... (wikipedia)

The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.
Frustrations are going to be there in every profession you're in.
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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.