Rick James

We’ve covered some of the biggest names in music on this show, but this episode may take the cake for level of crazy.  Rick James lived the life of a rock star, pretty much from out of the womb, and the stories that go along with his crazy life may make you laugh, cry, cringe, or flat-out leave you saying WTF, dude?  From his early days engaging in illegal activity, to draft dodging, to being in the right place at the right time, Rick James lived a life that movies are made of.  But was his troubled upbringing the reason he became a Superfreak?  Did the Chappelle show do his stories justice in one of the funniest set of skits in television history?  We’ll dive into the life and times of the insanely crazy story of Rick James in this episode of AHC Podcast.

 

 

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Tecson, B. J. (2005, April 14). Rick James has a bitch of a time running for City Council. MTV News. Retrieved December 18, 2021, from https://www.mtv.com/news/1500130/rick-james-has-a-bitch-of-a-time-running-for-city-council/

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