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Style
May 5, 2014 7:00 am
You can't deny it; Rick had the look. "Swinging braids, fringes, leather, mucho macho posturing, a bass guitar, women and a spliff." -Lloyd Bradley, NME, April 1982
Quote of the Day
May 7, 2014 7:21 am
"It's so strange, that you can never tell what's going to work." - Rick JamesLloyd Bradley, NME, April 1982
Throwin' Down
May 12, 2014 7:25 am
Rick turned up the heat on the world with the release of Throwin' Down this week in 1982.   MORE
Quote of the Day
May 14, 2014 9:20 am
"For the people who are buying the records... They put you up there, so give them the best you can. But as fast as you come up, you can go down." - Rick James, Lloyd Bradley, NME, April 1982
Pretty Much
May 16, 2014 7:47 am
"Rick James is all come-on, all egocentric hedonism, and he makes humpy, very alive party-rock." -Mitchell Cohen, Creem, 1982  MORE
Quote of the Day
May 28, 2014 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
June 6, 2014 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
Quote of the Day
August 25, 2014 9:22 am
"Rick James is all come-on, all egocentric hedonism, and he makes humpy, very alive party-rock." - Mitchell Cohen, Creem, 1982  MORE
American Music Awards
November 24, 2014 8:05 am
Who watched the American Music Awards last night? Flashback: Rick won his for Favorite Soul Album in 1982.  MORE
Quote of the Day
March 30, 2015 8:06 am
"I get some letters from girls that if their mothers knew what they were writing me these letters, they'd get their butts whipped." - Rick James (Right On Salutes: Rick James, February 1982)  MORE
Quote of the Day
June 10, 2015 7:59 am
"Those who know him best will tell you that the craziness is balanced out by the fact that Rick James is a sensitive soul, a nice guy who doesn't forget a friend." - Right On! Magazine, 1982
David Letterman
August 10, 2015 10:18 am
"James Johnson's kind of laid back. He likes one woman at a time. Rick James is 'C'mon girls. Gimme, gimme, gimme.'" - Rick James on the David Letterman Show in 1982  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 16, 2015 7:02 am
"Rick James is the baddest-looking dude in rock & roll, and don't try to tell him otherwise." - Rolling Stone, 1982  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 30, 2015 2:20 pm
"Those who know him best will tell you that the craziness is balanced out by the fact that Rick James is a sensitive soul, a nice guy who doesn't forget a friend." - Right On! Magazine 1982  MORE
Superfreak
November 23, 2015 8:40 am
"Superfreak... was just a cute, catchy song. Kids liked it, freaks liked it, punks liked it, rockers liked it." - Rick James - Yardena Ara, The Ledger 1982  MORE
Superfreak
November 23, 2015 8:40 am
"Superfreak... was just a cute, catchy song. Kids liked it, freaks liked it, punks liked it, rockers liked it." - Rick James - Yardena Ara, The Ledger 1982  MORE
Jamaica World Festival
November 27, 2015 10:35 am
Backstage shots at the Jamaica World Festival (November 27, 1982): http://gtty.im/1WenXTI
Quote of the Day
January 4, 2016 12:06 pm
"Those agents that book me on these tours, they're making a pile of money off me. But when I had an album that didn't sell I can't find the mothers! Where were they then?" - Rick on the music biz, Lloyd Bradley, NME, April 1982  MORE
Quote of the Day
January 27, 2016 9:07 am
"Growing up Rick always wanted something better for himself: "Lots of cars, lots of clothes, lots of women. Being recognized all over the place... All that bullshit that never comes true. But this time it did." - Rolling Stone, 1982  MORE
Quote of the Day
March 9, 2016 7:52 am
"At age thirteen, [Rick James] started making a habit of stealing Chevies. He would say, 'I need a car. I have women on the other side of town. I have to see them.'" - Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 1982  MORE
Today in History
May 13, 2016 8:29 am
On this day in 1982, ‘Throwin' Down’ was released on cassette tape. Remember those?  MORE
"The Message"
July 1, 2016 6:34 am
"’The Message' is one of my favorite rap songs of all time." - Rick James. Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five dropped "The Message" as a single today in 1982. The two would later collaborate on "P.I.M.P. the S.I.M.P." off "Cold Blooded."  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 2, 2016 4:23 pm
"Rick James is the baddest-looking dude in rock & roll, and don't try to tell him otherwise." - Rolling Stone, 1982  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 28, 2016 7:30 am
"Rick James is all come-on, all egocentric hedonism, and he makes humpy, very alive party-rock." - Creem, September 1982  MORE
Quote of the Day
November 2, 2016 11:59 am
The Rick James persona differed greatly from his lifestyle out of the spotlight: "James Johnson's kind of laid back. He likes one woman at a time. Rick James is... gimme, gimme, gimme.'" - Rick James on David Letterman, 1982  MORE


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