Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Soundbyte!

"She's a very freaky girl....The kind you dont take home to momma"

These lyrics are from my song of the day and its hot, hot, hot:

Rick James - Super Freak

Oh boy! Where do i begin. Rick James was baaad way back in the day. I will be really disappointed if noone has heard this song. Yes, it is the inspiration for MC Hammer's "You cant touch this" (which is a post for another day) but this song is more than that. Does anyone remember the video? Rick and his hair with the beads. And the women. Rick did not discriminate. An equal opportunity lover - women of all colors in there. And the attitude as he delivered his lines.

Rick was a singer, keyboardist, bassist, record producer, arranger and composer. He was known as the King of Punk Funk and his trademark cornrows before they became fashionable.

Rick had a very dark side though. He was addicted to cocaine which he smoked. He was convicted of assaulting women during his cocaine binges. The most famous case was in 1994, when he and his future wife were accused of holding a 24 year old woman hostage for up to 6 days. They tied her up, forced her to perform sexual acts, burnt her legs & tummy with a hot crack pipe during a weeklong cocaine binge. He served 2 years in prison for this and another assault incident on a music producer.

Rick James passed away in 2004 but not before leaving his mark in the music world.

I love this song and i listen to Rick's music and not think about his personal life. He rocked vocally. Enjoy!

*If you would like this song, leave me an email address in the comments section*

5 comments:

Aba Boy said...

You seem pretty well versed in old school funk. I am a big Rick James fan and I paid homage to his work in one of my blogs. (http://80sfunk.blogspot.com/)

I also have the video of this song on it. (http://80sfunk.blogspot.com/2006_04_01_archive.html)

My best Rick James track is 69 times. Also loved “Don’t be so hard to get”. There was something ‘funky’ about his music. High tempo, hard hitting funk…

Aba Boy said...

You seem pretty well versed in old school funk. I am a big Rick James fan and I paid homage to his work in one of my blogs. (http://80sfunk.blogspot.com/)

I also have the video of this song on it. (http://80sfunk.blogspot.com/2006_04_01_archive.html)

My best Rick James track is 69 times. Also loved “Don’t be so hard to get”. There was something ‘funky’ about his music. High tempo, hard hitting funk…

Aba Boy said...

You seem pretty well versed in old school funk. I am a big Rick James fan and I paid homage to his work in one of my blogs. (http://80sfunk.blogspot.com/)

I also have the video of this song on it. (http://80sfunk.blogspot.com/2006_04_01_archive.html)

My best Rick James track is 69 times. Also loved “Don’t be so hard to get”. There was something ‘funky’ about his music. High tempo, hard hitting funk…

LondonBuki said...

I remember this song and the video with his jerry curls! And his outfit! LOL!!! 80s style!

Biodun said...

This song cracks me up everytime I listen to it, nice song!