Hit maker, Rick James lived a rockstar lifestyle, and he seemingly left this Earth with absolutely no regrets. Though there are probably many wild Rick James stories left untold, which is probably best anyway, we have a few stories worth sharing of the funky rockstar's life and times. Happy Birthday, Rick James!

Tentatively titled 'Super Freak,' the series about the Buffalo, N.Y. singer and songwriter has the blessing of his daughter, Ty James.


According to WIVB, the late-great Rick James is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl back in 1979. The accuser who chose to remain anonymous in the Child Victims Act lawsuit, alleges that James threatened to “cut her and raped her” in an upstairs bedroom of a group home. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. Records […]


A Rick James biopic is reportedly in development, but no cast or director has been announced, movieweb.com reports. The outlet notes that the project is currently i pre-nproduction, and more news is expected to drop soon. James gave the world such funk classic as “Super Freak,” “Give It To Me Baby” and “Mary Jane,” and he wrote/produced songs for […]


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder jammed with his harmonica, John Legend crooned while playing the piano and Ciara pranced onstage dressed like Rick James on Tuesday night at Motown Records’ 60th anniversary concert. Wonder closed out the all-star lineup performing more than a half-dozen songs at the “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” at the […]

4/18/2018- Starbucks announced that it will shut down 8,000 of its stores on May 29 to give their employees racial bias training. Chris heard that all stores will have to play Rick James‘ music and greet customers with, “Welcome to Starbucks. Wakanda Forever.” READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR […]

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Halloween must’ve came early this year for an Indianapolis man who robbed a bank on Saturday dressed as legendary singer Rick James. According to reports, the man was accompanied by an accomplice who dressed like Youngblood Priest from the classic 70’s movie Super Fly.  Around 12pm on Saturday, the embellished robbers entered the Indiana Members Credit Union and demanded money. Police say […]

Former Gap Band icon turned successful solo act Charlie Wilson knows a little something about addiction. He battled it for years and is, today, drug-free. He spoke briefly on the speculation that Prince may have succumbed to prescription drug addiction in the last years of his life, possibly due to hip and ankle problems. Though […]

It’s not every day that Eddie Murphy does interviews, so when he sits down for one he has great stories to share. Ahead of SNL‘s 40th anniversary show…

  Unsung, one of the most popular music documentary shows ever, is back for another season of profiles of musicians who didn’t get their just due. Unsung was just nominated for a NAACP Image Award in The News/Information category. The new season kicks off with Rick James, the Motown funkmaster whose personal life overshadowed his […]

From over-sized bags, fringe, wide brimmed hats and boots, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite celebrities, both old and new school, who have incorporated the Bohemian chic trend into their personal style.