06/13/14 7:35 am
Wonderful was released on June 13, 1988. Share your playlist in the comments from the album for your chance to win a copy of "Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James" when it is released in July!   MORE >>
Stories from the Studio
06/11/14 8:03 am
"I had to yell at Stevie at one point during the recording session... I caught myself yelling at him and I thought, 'What am I doing yelling at Stevie Wonder?' He was saying, 'Rick, it's too much harmonica.' I said, 'Just play harmonica, Stevie. Please just play and let me do what I want to do here. It's my session.' "
Rick’s influence playlist
06/09/14 7:58 am
On musical influences: "So many! But Robert Johnson, John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, certainly. People like Dylan, Sly and the Beatles are responsible for my lyrical feeling. I feel that I have to say something in a song and that it's not just enough to lay down the music." Listen to some of them here...  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
06/06/14 8:34 am
"Rick James, lengths ahead of the field. No flash in the pan, just plain flash. Super Freak flash, pimp flash, ghetto flash - like a pre-army Elvis in a gold lame jacket and a pink Caddy or Bootsy and his Space Bass and star shaped shades - on the street yet up in the sky." Lloyd Bradley, NME, 10 April 1982
The Legend Continues
06/04/14 10:02 am
Just Blaze talks about Rick's influence in an episode of Legends+Pioneers with Opiyo Okeyo.   MORE >>
Watch and Learn
06/02/14 5:46 pm
Any artists out there? Study Rick's performance and learn how to be a star.  MORE >>
Charlie Murphy
05/30/14 7:08 am
We generally prefer to stick to the music, but for any of you that were curious: "Oh, me and Rick had many drinks together. Me and Rick were like two pirates drinking together, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum, you know what I'm saying?" - Charlie Murphy on his friendship with Rick James (Vice, 2012)
Quote of the Day
05/28/14 7:46 am
"James comes on fast-talking and brash, like Sgt. Bilko engineering some scam." on Throwin' Down, Mitchell Cohen, Creem, 1982  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
05/27/14 7:41 am
"I think that for any artist to say that he's in touch with the pulse of the people is a good thing, but for him to actually believe that he knows what they're going to go for, he's got to be off in space!" -Rick JamesLloyd Bradley, NME, April 1982  MORE >>
It's time to "Party All The Time."
05/23/14 7:39 am
Eddie Murphy's ode to the good life was released a single today in 1985.  MORE >>

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