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06-08-2004
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Rick James Dead
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Singer Rick James Found Dead in Los Angeles

News outlets reported Friday afternoon that R&B/funk star Rick James, famed for his 1981 hit "Super Freak," was found dead at his Los Angeles home; he was 56. James was discovered by his caretaker and apparently died of natural causes. Details were unavailable as the news broke, and Los Angeles police said that an investigation was ongoing. A hitmaker in the early 80s, James post-hit life was marked by turbulence and a crack cocaine addiction that ultimately resulted in two assault convictions in the early 90s and a sentencing of more than two years in state prison. Attempting a comeback, James came out with a new album in 1997, only to be felled by a stroke later that year while performing in Denver; he also underwent hip replacement surgery in 1998. Most recently, James was the recipient of a special ASCAP award at the Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills. --Prepared by IMDb staff
No more funny Rick James skits on Chappelle Show...

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I heard about that on television today. And yes, this will probably be the last of those memorable Chappelle skits...

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Well, I remember RJ pre-Chapelle so RIP. A bit of a 'munch in his personal life but dammit that boy was fly in his day.

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she's a very kinky girl.....

the kind you don't take home to mother....

SHE'S A SUPER FREAK..SUPAH FREAK...SHE'S PRETTY WILD NOW...
SHE'S A SUPER FREAK..SUPAH FREAK...

that was and always will be one of my favorite songs...

thanks rick...rest in peace...

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07-08-2004
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Do you all really think he died of natural causes? cuz some ppl are thinkin different.

Its sad

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give it to me baby .....give it to me...give it to me....OOOOOOH

i love him the mary jane girls too .

he is so bad ***. forever!

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What's really sad is that a lot of teens from my generation (including me born in the late 80s) had never heard of him or his music outside of Dave Chapelle's skit.

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I loved his music, especially when he collaborated with Tina-Marie and the Mary Jane Girls, brings back childhood memories...He will always be a phenomenon.... RIP brother..

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This made me very very sad. half my friends don't even know who Rick James is. Generation Ignorant.

~R.I.P~

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08-08-2004
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Quote:
Originally posted by LolitaLuxe@Aug 7 2004, 12:58 PM
i love him the mary jane girls too .
same here

i was quite upset/shocked when i heard the news.... rest in peace, rick...


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09-08-2004
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Bustin OUT!!!!!! That was my favorite song! Fire it up Rick wherever you are!!!!!

That sweet FUNKY stuff!!!!!!

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Originally posted by *DrAma*@Aug 7 2004, 01:30 PM
Do you all really think he died of natural causes? cuz some ppl are thinkin different.

Its sad
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if a cocaine overdose is a natural cause, yes.

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Even tho i did not know alot about rick James and i wasn't born when he made his songs i still say R.I.P Rick james

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