"The Message"
07/01/16 6:34 am
"’The Message' is one of my favorite rap songs of all time." - Rick James. Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five dropped "The Message" as a single today in 1982. The two would later collaborate on "P.I.M.P. the S.I.M.P." off "Cold Blooded."  MORE >>
Video of the Day
06/29/16 9:14 am
Rick performed with Teena Marie one last time today in 2004. Who was watching that night?  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
06/27/16 8:41 am
Growing up on the streets of Buffalo, NY prepared Rick for everything the music biz could throw at him: "Being streetwise, I figured I'd find my way around, long as I was patient." - Rick James  MORE >>
06/24/16 7:06 am
Rick on the cover of Waxpoetics in 2007.   MORE >>
Quote of the Day
06/22/16 3:11 pm
"A lot of the stuff I write is just everyday stuff. I don't write anything I can't relate to." - Rick James  MORE >>
Because it's the first day of Summer:
06/20/16 8:21 am
"Now Donna Summer isn't a disco artiste - she's Crisco! She's oiled all the way so she goes disco, popsco, MORsco." - Rick James, John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE >>
Song of the Day
06/17/16 7:56 am
"And like the seasons I'm changing for reasons, I can feel your summer love comin' on" - Rick James, Summer Love  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
06/15/16 8:27 am
"There are so many different ways that the spirit comes to me in music… when the spirit moves you, the music grooves you." - Rick James  MORE >>
Today in History
06/13/16 9:28 am
"Wonderful" hit shelves today in 1988 and everybody met this chick named Loosey.  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
06/10/16 8:52 am
"[The hook is] the part people are going to remember. I always want something to stay in their minds." - Rick James  MORE >>

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