Happy heavenly 75th birthday to Rick James

Happy heavenly 75th birthday to the legend, the King of Punk Funk, Mr. Rick James! 

“What makes him so popular is that he’s from the street. It’s about the street, it’s about life, it’s about what people are feeling. There is only one Rick James. He’s an original.” -Berry Gordy Jr., Founder of Motown Records 

Rick James was a powerhouse performer, writer, and producer, and the industry is still feeling the effects of his musical greatness today. Through his timeless hits, as well as current music’s many samples of his work, Rick James continues to live on. 

Share your birthday love in the comments, and celebrate his special day by listening to all the hits right here 

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