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Song of the Day
April 19, 2017 6:36 am
"'You and I' gave me that foot in the door." - Rick James. Experience it:  MORE
Get a glimpse of reality
August 16, 2017 11:47 am
Listen to Rick's "Best Of" playlist and let us know what your favorite Rick James song is in the comments below:  MORE
Rick's Picks
August 18, 2017 2:30 pm
"I felt like I could lead the world in new musical directions." - Rick James.  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 13, 2017 1:13 pm
"I'm ready to put these fresh feelings of love and hope right back into the grooves!"- Rick James  MORE
Today in History
October 16, 2017 12:44 pm
38 years ago, Rick James brought the heat with "Fire It Up." What's your favorite track on this spicy album?  MORE
Get Lit Playlist
November 10, 2017 11:20 am
Let this be the official anthem for whenever you get lit:  MORE
Rick's Picks
November 15, 2017 5:35 pm
Rick never held his tongue, so neither should you. Give this playlist a good taste:  MORE
Quote of the Day
December 6, 2017 6:57 am
"I'm trying to change the root of funk, trying to make it more progressive, more melodic and more lyrically structured." - RJ. Funk at it’s best:
Black History Month
February 2, 2018 7:35 am
"I write about everything. I write about blackness. I write about where we come from." - RJ. Celebrate Black History Month by streaming Rick’s “Black History Month” playlist all month long:
February 26, 2018 6:55 am
Ain't no party like a Rick James party cause a Rick James party don't stop! Party all night long to these funky jams:  MORE
March 9, 2018 6:50 am
"It was a renaissance. The '80s were a renaissance time for us. As you see, in the late '80s and the early '90s, black music totally changed." - RJ   MORE
March 12, 2018 7:18 am
Rick was known for his funky tunes, but he was also a great lyricist and songwriter. In the song "Hollywood" from "Come Get It!," Rick talks about how he got the courage to leave the ghetto where he was raised, in order to do bigger and better things. When have you done something courageous in order to get closer your dreams? Take a trip to "Hollywood":
Stone City Band
March 21, 2018 6:54 am
"My funk will transform the material into the eternal, the conventional into the cosmic. The planets will resonate with these rhythms coming outta me. The universe will bounce to the beats of my Stone City Band." - RJ  MORE
Come Get It
April 11, 2018 7:04 am
"My top was custom-made in the form of a red rhinestone heart. We hired a gorgeous model in a provocative baby-blue outfit, her breasts barely covered. She reclined on the floor, her back arched, her eyes focused on me as I reached down to take her hand. I wanted to look like a hero.” - RJ  MORE
The Flag
April 18, 2018 1:24 pm
"The Flag [was] a serious reflection of the hypocrisy of the American empire. These were the Reagan years, when a dumb-ass Grade B actor was ruling the roost." - RJ  MORE
Happy 420, bitches!
April 20, 2018 7:06 am
Nobody loved “Mary Jane,” more than the King of Funk. Light one up and party with Rick’s lover, “Mary Jane,” today:  MORE
Quote of the Day
April 25, 2018 5:10 am
"[‘Mary Jane’ has] lived on in zillions of rap samples, from EPMD's ‘Jane’ to J. Lo and Ja Rule's ‘I'm Real (Murder Remix)’ to Kanye West's ‘Runaway.’” - Rolling Stone  MORE
You And I
April 27, 2018 2:46 pm
"Better than pure cocaine, better than dripping-wet pussy, better than anything - the fact that I had a certified hit record was the best news I’d ever received. In this instant I knew my life was changing forever."- Rick’s thoughts after being notified that "You And I" was a Billboard charting hit.   MORE
Garden of Love
July 16, 2018 7:44 pm
“The songs I wrote reflected my relaxation. Instead of my usual nine or ten songs, I recorded only six. Motown insisted I give them more material. I refused. I wanted this record to be sparse, not crowded.” - RJ on GARDEN OF LOVE, released 37 years ago today.  MORE
Fire It Up!
October 1, 2018 7:08 am
"The poster nearly sold as many copies as the record. My idea was to switch from black to white. I was dressed in tight all-white high leather boots, a fancy white top, and a white cowboy hat. My hair fell below my shoulders, and in my right hand, I held a joint. I exhaled defiantly. Naturally, I had to call the thing FIRE IT UP." - Rick James  MORE
Happy Birthday to The Temptations vocalist and Rick's uncle, Melvin Franklin.
October 12, 2018 1:07 pm
"The idea that The Temptations needed me to boost their appeal was music to my ears. What a thrill!" - Rick James on producing for The Temptations  MORE
October 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Rick James didn't mess around when it came to making music. What;s your #MondayMotivation? Listen to FIRE IT UP now:  MORE
Quote of the Day
October 24, 2018 5:41 pm
"The idea that I could launch a singer like Teena at the same time my own career was taking off was further proof: I could build an empire." - Rick James  MORE
Happy Birthday
November 12, 2018 10:21 am
Happy Birthday to Rick’s friend and former Mynah Birds bandmate, Neil Young! Rock on Neil.  MORE
Big up to Rick for FUNK-ING UP America!
November 14, 2018 5:49 pm
"Rick achieved what at the time P-Funk could not, and that was to cross over to the white audience and get major airplay and video play. So it can be said that Rick took funk into the unfunky homes of white America." - William "Bootsy" Collins   MORE
November 16, 2018 12:00 pm
STREET SONGS' funky tracks gave a voice to Americans who felt silenced and still speaks to so many people today, withstanding the test of time. Relive the magic:  MORE

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