58 news items tagged as videos:

Video of the Day
October 4, 2013 1:33 pm
It's really good to see you again, baby.  MORE
The Midnight Special
December 1, 2014 8:35 am
Check out Rick James on The Midnight Special, December 1st 1978. "My how times have changed." - Wolfman Jack  MORE
Video of the Day
December 29, 2014 11:01 am
"Tell em how you feel, Rick..."  MORE
Summer Love
August 14, 2015 7:41 am
For those hot August nights...  MORE
This Week in History
October 12, 2015 1:13 am
Rick James hit the Big Time this week on Soul Train in 1980.  MORE
Video of the Day
April 17, 2017 7:24 am
"I was a fool baby, but I won't be fooled no more." - Rick James, "Fool On The Street." Don't be a fool and miss this Soul Train experience.   MORE
Video of the Day
June 12, 2017 6:55 am
Name another artist that has this much fun on stage... That’s right, I’ll wait.  MORE
Video of the Day
June 26, 2017 6:40 am
Blow your mind 69 times with this electric performance.  MORE
Bust out this weekend
August 11, 2017 4:42 pm
"Well, alright you squares it's time we smoked. Get on up this funk and let's have a toke! Let loose this weekend!" - Rick James  MORE
In the Ghetto
August 30, 2017 2:02 pm
Rolling Stone ranked Busta Rhymes' "In The Ghetto," featuring Rick James, as one of the top 25 songs produced by Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine.   MORE
Quote of the Day
September 8, 2017 10:55 am
"[Rick James] established himself as both bandleader and personality, presenting himself as a tongue-in-cheek sex symbol." - The New York Times  MORE
Video of the Day
September 11, 2017 11:55 am
Tag someone you'd shoot with your "Love Gun" in the comments below!  MORE
Video of the Day
September 15, 2017 11:20 am
Who's got moves like this? Post a clip of you dancing to your favorite Rick James song!  MORE
September 20, 2017 11:54 am
#FlashbackFriday to a snippet of Rick James' "Fire It Up Tour" promo video. Who saw Rick “Fire It Up” on this tour?  MORE
Video of the Day
September 29, 2017 8:42 am
WARNING! Rick James' energetic performance of "She Blew My Mind (69 Times)" MAY make you "turn your head around" OR "turn you upside down." You've been warned!  MORE
Video of the Day
October 3, 2017 10:22 am
"[Loosey's Rap] was one of the first proper rap and R&B collaborations (if not the first) [to] hit number one on the R&B charts." - Rolling Stone  MORE
Happy Birthday to Rick's friend and rap legend, Snoop Dogg!
October 20, 2017 7:38 am
Groove with Snoop while he performs Rick's "You and I" at Gibson Amphitheater:  MORE
Happy Birthday
December 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Happy Birthday to Eddie Kendricks from the legendary group, The Temptations. What's your favorite song by The Temptations? Let us know in the comments.  MORE
Ol' Dirty Bastard
January 10, 2018 12:43 pm
The influence of Rick James is endless! Watch Ol' Dirty Bastard sample Rick's "Cold Blooded" in "Got Your Money," featuring Kelis​! TIME TO GET FUNKY.  MORE
Video of the Day
January 12, 2018 1:25 pm
R&B legend, Tank, channels his inner sex symbol performing Rick's "Give It To Me" during last year's Soul Train Awards Edition of "Lip Sync Battle."  MORE
Video of the Day
January 17, 2018 11:20 am
Rick James' influence on hip-hop didn't stop with MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," Kanye West also sampled Rick in his song, "Runaway." Guess which Rick James song was sampled in the comments.  MORE
Happy Birthday
January 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Happy Birthday to David Ruffin of The Temptations. Celebrate today by watching The Temptations perform "Standing on the Top" with Rick James! Tag a friend if you dig it, and share it if you want the world to know who’s still on top.  MORE
Kendrick Lamar
February 21, 2018 7:05 am
Rick James is one of the most sampled artists of all time. Can you spot a bit of Rick in Kendrick Lamar's' "DNA"? Spit some facts in the comments.   MORE
VIdeo of the Day
February 28, 2018 7:28 am
Loving the Rick shoutout around the 15-minute mark!  MORE
Punk Funk Legend
March 28, 2018 11:05 am
Rick James' influence as a fiery punk funk legend will still be heard for generations to come! Where do you hear Rick's influence?  MORE
Happy Birthday, MC Hammer!
March 30, 2018 7:19 am
"'U Can’t Touch This' was one of the biggest hits of all time." - Rick James  MORE
Happy Birthday to the iconic Marvin Gaye!
April 2, 2018 10:17 am
"The whole thing - Marvin's gustiness, Marvin's vision, and Marvin's sweet funky music - was an inspiration." - RJ  MORE
Just Blaze
April 16, 2018 7:01 am
"He just had a certain flare to his funk that nobody's had before or since. He's a bad dude... I would definitely go on record and call [Rick] James a genius" - Just Blaze  MORE
The Flag
April 18, 2018 1:24 pm
"The Flag [was] a serious reflection of the hypocrisy of the American empire. These were the Reagan years, when a dumb-ass Grade B actor was ruling the roost." - RJ  MORE
Sign Up!
May 1, 2018 10:13 am
Have you signed up for Rick James' mailing list? You don’t want to miss out on the latest news, offers, & exclusives - SUPER FREAKS ONLY! Sign-up now:  MORE
Happy Birthday James Brown!
May 3, 2018 1:40 pm
Happy Birthday to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Check out this footage of Rick, James Brown, & blues brother Dan Aykroyd performing James Brown's "Sex Machine" live in 1996.   MORE
May 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Did you know that Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul's song "P&P 1.5" - off the 2010 album 'Overly Dedicated' - features an interpolation of Rick James' "Give It To Me Baby"? What's your favorite example of Rick's lasting impact on today's R&B and Hip-Hop?  MORE
It's Friday - Time to party, Super Freaks!
May 25, 2018 12:19 pm
Watch the "Party All The Time" music video & get in the mood to rage:  MORE
David Ruffin
June 1, 2018 1:32 pm
Today we remember David Ruffin of The Temptations (Jan 18, 1941 - June 1, 1991). David & The Temptations performed the song "Standing on the Top" - which was written, produced, & featured vocals by Rick James - on their 1982 album, 'Reunion.' Rick would also include "Standing on the Top" on his own album, that same year, "Throwin' Down." Stream "Standing on the Top" on Spotify:  MORE
July 4, 2018 9:08 am
"I'm free to be me. Till the end of time. I say what's on my mind, baby." - Rick James, "Free to Be Me"  MORE
Street Songs
July 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Street Songs: A Funk Classic & Ghetto Milestone.  MORE
Quote of the Day
August 6, 2018 7:19 am
"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  MORE
VIdeo of the Day
August 10, 2018 6:59 am
What happens when you mix Migos & Rick James? SOME FRESH FUNK. Turn it up.  MORE
Video of the Day
September 14, 2018 7:11 am
"Some people show a tendency to act at a concert [as they would at] a fashion show or in church, or somewhere where it's necessary to be cool. I don't think there's ever been a place where we didn't take all that cool shit out of people." - Rick James  MORE
Video of the Day
September 19, 2018 7:02 am
"That hour and a half on stage makes up for all the politics and that whole bureaucratic trip that goes on in the record business... that hour and a half is freedom. That hour and a half, I can just go nuts and go crazy and have a good time." - Rick James on performing live.   MORE
October 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Rick James didn't mess around when it came to making music. What;s your #MondayMotivation? Listen to FIRE IT UP now:  MORE
The King
October 30, 2018 11:02 am
Why is Rick James The King of Punk Funk? Let us tell you...  MORE
Happy Halloween!
October 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Rock the spirit of punk funk today and dress up as Rick James. Post your funktastic outfit on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #RickJames + tag @RickJames. One lucky cat will win a FREE copy of GLOW and 20% off in the official RJ online store. No tricks, only treats for superfreaks!  MORE
Strut your stuff in the fliest gear
November 9, 2018 12:57 pm
Rick James tees are back in stock and ready for the streets:  MORE
November 16, 2018 12:00 pm
STREET SONGS' funky tracks gave a voice to Americans who felt silenced and still speaks to so many people today, withstanding the test of time. Relive the magic:  MORE
VIdeo of the Day
November 21, 2018 1:46 pm
"Teena had the voice of an opera singer - an incredible range and power for days. She took my breath away. Personally, she was a sweetheart, shy and polite and respectful as she could be." - Rick James  MORE
Quote of the Day
November 23, 2018 12:40 pm
"I'm trying to change the root of funk, trying to make it more progressive, more melodic and more lyrically structured.” - Rick James  MORE
Quote of the Day
December 5, 2018 11:53 am
"[Rick's] songs are him. I mean 'Ghetto Life' is his life. That's the soul life, 'cause we lived in the ghetto. And he did hang out around the corner with the boys. That's his life." - Rick’s mom, Mabel Gladden  MORE
Quote of the Day
December 10, 2018 1:01 pm
"James concocted a sound that was sturdy, glossy and irresistible." - NY Times  MORE
Quote of the Day
December 14, 2018 1:05 pm
"I love marijuana - Mary Jane - and you can print that! I smoke it every day and it's the greatest thing since ice cream and I'm not afraid to say it." - Rick James  MORE
Happy Birthday Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations!
December 17, 2018 11:11 am
Today we’re celebrating the birth of the singing legend, Official: Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations! Show the birthday boy some love by watching The Temptations + Rick bring down the house in this EPIC video for "Standing on the Top".  MORE
Video of the Day
January 11, 2019 3:14 pm
"I write songs about love and reality. I deal with all spectrums... You've got love with me, hope, the future. I write about shit the way it is." - Rick James  MORE
January 16, 2019 2:41 pm
"There's a void for that style of music. I think if rap never came out, I'd have been a R&B singer. I would have been like Rick James, though - an edgy renegade." - Snoop Dogg  MORE
On This Day
January 25, 2019 9:37 am
#OnThisDay - Etta James was born in 1938. One of the first songs Rick James remembers hearing is "Roll With Me Henry" by Etta James & The Peaches. Here's to the queen!  MORE
"Enjoy yourself!"
February 11, 2019 2:16 pm
It's the 15th Anniversary of the "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories - Rick James" episode of CHAPPELLE'S SHOW! Get down and enjoy the classic:  MORE
February 20, 2019 2:42 pm
"It was my song. He [MC Hammer] won a Grammy award for it. He still hasn't sent me one." - Rick James on "U Can;t Touch This". #OnThisDay in 1991, Rick James won a Grammy Award as one of the composers of MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," which sampled James' hit "Super Freak."  MORE

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