Never Give Up
04/02/14 7:34 am
After almost a decade of playing with small time acts, Rick swore he would quit the industry if his project with his new group, The Stone City Band, failed to gain any recognition. Their first single, "You and I," was a smash hit and spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard R&B charts. #nevergiveup  MORE >>
Definitive Viewing
03/31/14 8:43 am
You might want to spend your weekend watching this.  MORE >>
On Reality
03/28/14 8:18 am
"I think people know that there's another side of Rick James. They realize that he couldn't create the music he creates if he was as much of a lunatic as people think." Rick James (Musician Magazine, 1983)
Record Store Day 12" Vinyl
03/26/14 4:06 pm
In celebration of Record Store Day, April 19, 2014, there will be a special limited-edition vinyl release. For a list of participating stores, please visit  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
03/24/14 9:56 am
"Whether you're rich or poor, life's still cold-blooded." - Rick James (NME, 1984)
03/21/14 8:45 am
"Everything's an influence on me. Catholicism, Buddhist and Tibetan writings, Martin Luther King. I spend a lot of time at the ranch reading. I'm just happy when things are moving in a positive direction, when they're running smooth." - Rick James
Quote of the Day
03/19/14 10:03 am
On rap: "I don't like the derogativeness of what a lot of it says, and the demeaning fact of how it puts the race. A lot of it, man, seems to be all about how women are hoes and bitches. Number one, my mother's not a ho, and not no bitch, and she never was." Rick James
Quote of the Day
03/17/14 6:56 am
"You've got love with me, hope, the future. I write about shit the way it is." Rick James Which Rick song most embodies those ideals for you?
Today in History
03/14/14 12:06 pm
Rick James blew the roof of the Hampton Roads Coliseum in Virginia today in 1980 on the "Fire It Up" tour.

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