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06/12/15 7:44 am
"Wonderful" was released this week in 1988. Feast your eyes on Loosey's Rap – the video MTV didn’t want you to see.  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
06/10/15 7:59 am
"Those who know him best will tell you that the craziness is balanced out by the fact that Rick James is a sensitive soul, a nice guy who doesn't forget a friend." - Right On! Magazine, 1982
We see you, Super Freaks!
06/08/15 2:40 pm
The reissue of Rick James' classic Street Songs on vinyl is creating the opportunity to make your profile just a little bit funkier. Step into the street and upload your photo to the inside sleeve of Street Songs and share with your #SQUAD. Visit: rickjamesstreetsongs.com
Selling Out
06/08/15 8:47 am
"I earn a lot more money now for doing just the same thing I've always done." - Rick James addressing critics who claim he sold out.
1981
06/05/15 8:19 am
The summer of 1981 is the summer Rick James "came to town." – Righton! Any of you cats shake your butts at the sold-out Street Songs tour shows?  MORE >>
1981
06/03/15 9:48 am
The summer of 1981 is the summer Rick James "came to town." - Righton! Any of you cats shake your butts at the sold-out Street Songs tour shows?  MORE >>
Ghetto Life
06/01/15 9:08 am
Nothing is more infectious than the bass line from Give It To Me Baby… except maybe the guitar licks on Ghetto Life.  MORE >>
Street Songs
05/29/15 8:48 am
"What made Street Songs such a success was the defiant and passionate performances given by James, together with the innovative and exciting songwriting throughout.” –BBC, 2008
Toronto
05/27/15 10:26 am
I saw Joni Mitchell in little clubs, playing her guitar and singing her life-experience songs. She’d come to hear me as well and was always encouraging. Same thing was true of Kenny Rogers, David Clayton-Thomas, Gordon Lightfoot, and Neil Young. Every one of these cats respected the African-American musical tradition. They drew from it. And they let me know I was a part of it.” - Rick James on life in Toronto.  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/25/15 12:08 pm
"A lot of black musicians limit themselves to just R&B or Jazz and they don't get off into the classics, for example - or folk music. There aren't too many Funk performers who would even know who Robert Johnson is, for example!” - Rick James speaking with Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE >>


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