02/28/14 7:24 am
Pop Matters explains why, if a showdown had ever occurred, Rick would probably have owned Prince, musically speaking:
Lana Del Rey
02/26/14 7:30 am
Hollywood darling Lana Del Rey was doing Rick James way before Great Gatsby and Malifecent came calling...  MORE >>
RJ on Street Songs
02/24/14 6:56 am
"Street Songs came out and kind of took over, in a way, that whole thing that was lasting from disco. It kind of pushed shit back in the streets where it belonged, out of the castles and out of the discos, and back into the street." – Rick James  MORE >>
Name Droppin'
02/21/14 7:35 am
Rick James is one of the most name-dropped artists in all of music. Post your favorite Rick James references by other artists and we'll recognize the best ones.
02/19/14 9:59 am
On the Mynah Birds: "We had a manager who owned a mynah bird shop, and his brother wrote these mynah bird songs..."  MORE >>
02/19/14 9:57 am
As the debate rages in Washington about the legalization of marijuana, it can pretty much be boiled down to this: "I like marijuana, I been smokin' marijuana for many-many-many-many years. And I love it, OK?" –Rick James
Happy Valentine's Day
02/14/14 9:55 am
If stores sold Rick James Valentine's day cards...  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
02/12/14 7:40 am
"Its concerns are basic: sex, drugs, sex, ghettos, sex, police, sex, love, passing the joint." -Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1981  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
02/10/14 1:27 pm
"I will not let these people dictate to me that because of this Rick James bullshit I got to learn from somewhere else. I got to stay on the street. If I stay out there in Hollywood my writing'll start to change." -Rick James  MORE >>
All My Life
02/07/14 7:37 am
Mariah Carey knows who to call. Rick James wrote and produced "All My Life" off of the soundtrack to Mariah Carey's 2001 movie musical, Glitter. She wanted to record something with a Mary Jane Girls vibe so she called up Rick, who was more than happy to help.

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