Quote of the Day
05/01/15 11:54 am
"What Rick James risked, he risked in full knowledge of the hazards, all of the hazards. He was that rare being with the courage to be exactly who he was." - Los Angeles Review of Books  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
04/29/15 7:30 am
Rick reminds us of the struggles on the road to success: "I was in Europe, playing music and starving. I was in Canada, playing music and starving." - Rick James  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
04/27/15 7:54 am
"I don't try to hide sex in my music. Music is very sexual. I don't hide it." - Rick James, Mark Lundahl, Sun Staff, Rick James puts on fireworks  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
04/24/15 7:30 am
"When they see us, it's something unusual, something different." -Rick James  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
04/22/15 7:11 am
"I think the people are just looking for freedom in music... There's a lot of she-bop she-bop going on out there. Maybe they're tired of that same old thing." - Rick James  MORE >>
Photo of the Day
04/20/15 7:33 am
Rick fans, caption this!  MORE >>
Street Songs
04/17/15 12:50 pm
"A cassette of Brahms' 'Concerto no. 1 in D Minor', one of James' favorite pieces of music, fills the rear of the limo a lullaby for a superstar. Rick James can afford to sleep easy. He is now the most popular black rock & roll star in the world. His last album has sold more than four million copies. He is a millionaire many times over. Yes, life has been good to Rick James recently." - Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone after Street Songs' original release. Get it again, on vinyl, June 9. Pre-order here.  MORE >>
Everybody wave your freak flags!
04/15/15 7:32 am
The Flag hit stores this week in 1986. Send us your freakiest moments dancing to Rick James and we'll share our favorites.  MORE >>
Today In History
04/13/15 8:05 am
Life hit theaters today in 1999. Who remembers this cameo alongside Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence?  MORE >>
Rick's Influence
04/10/15 7:19 am
Theres a lot of talk these days about Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye, and the black experience in America. Rick was certainly a satirist, on some levels, of this experience. What do you think his influence has been?

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