The A-Team
10/28/13 7:14 am
Rick fills us in about his days on the set of The A-Team, or at least what he can remember:
Quote of the Day
10/25/13 7:19 am
"I look at the audience, and I see older people out there having fun and grooving... But I also see young kids out there, too, checking us out. They come to the party to see if it's really real. Of course, they leave smiling, and they had a good time, because it was real, and it is real, and it goes on and on. It don't stop." (AV Club, 2001)  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
10/23/13 7:32 am
"I hate to have people call me a funk artist. I always get upset when I hear that. I'm so much more than a funk artist. My love for music ranges, and it's so deep. To call me a funk artist really undermines me, and everything that I've done." (AV Club, 2001)  MORE >>
Rick on Punk-Funk
10/21/13 7:15 am
"Instead of George Clinton science fiction, or doo-wop choreography, turn-around-and-lick-the-eyebrows, we're just gonna talk about the street. It'll be a real deal." (The Calgary Herald 1980)
Facts of Rick
10/16/13 9:02 am
Rick came up with "Super Freak" after Street Songs had already been recorded. He started playing the bass line and singing the lyrics as a joke. The band decided that they should record it and add it to the album, making it one of the greatest last minute additions of all time.  MORE >>
Urban Rapsody
10/14/13 8:25 am
Rick released his final album, "Urban Rapsody," today in 1997. Although influenced by 90s hip hop, the album's tracks are laced with electric rhythms and driving bass lines, highlighting Rick's ability to make everything funky.   MORE >>
Quote of the Day
10/09/13 10:35 am
Rick's showmanship was unmatched in his day. When asked about what experiencing his show is like, he said, "A lot of pyro, a lot of glitter, a lot of rhinestones. It was showtime, baby. Ghetto fabulous. We wanted to give black people a show, man... Everything that white kids were getting at KISS and other shows, we wanted to give to black kids." (Live Daily Interview, 2001)  MORE >>
Street Songs
10/07/13 7:42 am
While writing for Street Songs, Rick would disguise himself and visit the ghetto in Buffalo where he grew up. The pimps, the hoes, the degradation, and the police corruption put the taste of the ghetto in his mouth, giving the lyrics he voiced an edginess that could only be captured from the streets.
Video of the Day
10/04/13 1:33 pm
It's really good to see you again, baby.  MORE >>
Video of the Day
10/02/13 8:17 pm
Sex me, funk me music...  MORE >>

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