Who the f&@$ is James Johnson and how the f$%@ did he become Rick James?!
08/03/18 7:25 am
You can thank Shirley Matthews for that - the hit recording artist behind ‘Big Time Boy.’ "At the time, I was using the name of Ricky James Matthews… I was told (by Matthews) to change my name to Rick James, and that it would take eight years for me to make it, and that I'd have to pay all kinds of dues first. And it happened exactly the way she said it would." - Rick James  MORE >>
08/01/18 8:08 am
Need something fly for your little superfreaks? They’ll be feelin’ the funk in no time in this onesie! Get your Rick swag here:  MORE >>
Street Songs
07/31/18 12:56 pm
Street Songs: A Funk Classic & Ghetto Milestone.  MORE >>
Flashback Friday
07/27/18 9:30 am
39 years ago today the Punk Funk King appeared on the cover of JET magazine to remind all of us to save a horse and ride a cowboy.  MORE >>
Humpday Slump
07/25/18 3:19 pm
Give this RJ tee to your baby! Who could be in a Humpday slump in a rockin’ tee like this?   MORE >>
Rick James Trivia
07/23/18 4:39 pm
It’s time for a lil' Rick James TRIVIA! What country did Rick James start his career?  MORE >>
George Clinton
07/20/18 6:46 am
"Clinton was one of the heaviest cats in the history of R&B. He had the balls to wear diapers onstage and dye his hair every color in the rainbow!" - Rick James  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
07/18/18 12:28 pm
“People like Bob Dylan, Sly & The Family Stone, and The Beatles are responsible for my lyrical feeling. I feel that I have to say something in a song and that it's not just enough to lay down the music." - Rick James   MORE >>
Garden of Love
07/16/18 7:44 pm
“The songs I wrote reflected my relaxation. Instead of my usual nine or ten songs, I recorded only six. Motown insisted I give them more material. I refused. I wanted this record to be sparse, not crowded.” - RJ on GARDEN OF LOVE, released 37 years ago today.  MORE >>
Happy Birthday to Rick’s daughter, Ty James!
07/13/18 2:41 pm
“When our angel girl, Ty, was born, I was over the moon. I danced with joy. The first thing I wanted to do was show Mom her granddaughter... I can still see the joy in my mother’s eyes as she saw Ty for the first time." - Rick James  MORE >>

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