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Bustin' Out Of L Seven

Cold Blooded

The Flag

Glow

Kickin'
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Biography:
Birth Name: James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.
Born: 1948/02/01
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Died: 2004/08/06
Years Active: 1964 – 2004
Genres: R&B, Soul, Funk

James Ambrose Johnson, Jr. (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004), better known under his stage name Rick James, was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. James was a popular performer in the late 1970s and 1980s, scoring four #1 hits on the U.S. R&B charts performing in the genres of funk and R&B. Among his well known songs are "Super Freak" and "You and I". In addition to his music, James gained notoriety for his wild lifestyle, which led to widely publicized legal problems. Prior to his death in August 2004, James gained notoriety after comedian Dave Chappelle parodied the singer's 1980s drug-infused heyday with a series of stories told by acquaintance Charlie ... Continue Bio >>

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