Rick James

Eddie Murphy Talks About Being Snowed in with Rick James for Two Weeks

While on Jimmy Kimmel Live! promoting his new Netflix film You People, Eddie Murphy discussed his friendship with the late… Read More

January 27, 2023

Freddie Gibbs Is Done Selling His Soul

Freddie Gibbs spoke with Okayplayer about his first major label release $oul $old $eparately, his love for Rick James, and… Read More

November 9, 2022

Nicki Minaj Channels Rick James On New Single “Super Freaky Girl”

Sampling Rick James' 1981 hit "Super Freak," Nicki Minaj has released her long-awaited new single "Super Freaky Girl." Nicki Minaj dives… Read More

August 12, 2022

Rick James is Exactly as Wild as You Thought in The First Trailer for a New Documentary

Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James is out September 3rd on Showtime. After making waves at Sundance earlier… Read More

August 3, 2021

Chappelle’s Show’s Iconic Rick James Sketch Almost Got Adapted into a Movie

Neal Brennan reveals one of Chappelle's Show's most unforgettable sketches was slated for a big-screen treatment. Over the course of… Read More

August 2, 2021

‘BITCHIN’: The Sound And Fury of Rick James’ Captures His Joyous Artistry And Darker Persona [Review]

Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James gives a nuanced take on the complex dualities of funk star Rick James'… Read More

June 28, 2021

From Dave Chappelle To Rick James: Six Must-See Documentaries At The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

The 2021 Tribeca Festival includes documentaries centered around Dave Chappelle, Rick James, A$AP Rocky, Dick Gregory, and Gordon Parks. This… Read More

June 8, 2021

How Rick James & His Hardworking Band Crafted His Breakthrough Album ‘Street Songs’

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Rick James' Street Songs, we spoke with engineer Rick Sanchez, who provided an… Read More

April 7, 2021

Rick James’ Wild Life is Finally Being Flipped into a Biographical TV Series

Super Freak will chart the unhinged highs and subterranean lows of a funk icon. An upcoming limited series from Universal… Read More

December 17, 2020

Rick James Posthumously Sued For Alleged Sexual Assault of a Minor in 1979

  The suit was filed under New York's Child Victims Act. An anonymous New York woman has filed a suit… Read More

February 17, 2020