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Title: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
Post by: A-Trak on August 06, 2004, 12:16:54 PM
http://www.cnn.com

breaking news on CNN, Rick James found dead.

R.I.P


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Post by: pappy on August 06, 2004, 12:18:59 PM
damn
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Post by: ZILLA THA GOODFELLA on August 06, 2004, 12:19:40 PM
WHAT? DAMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

R.I.P
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Post by: davida.b. on August 06, 2004, 12:21:05 PM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T BELEIVE THIS SHIT!!!! RIP
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Post by: Okay on August 06, 2004, 12:28:02 PM
August 6, 2004


The creator of the hit "Super Freak" RICK JAMES has died, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed to ET. No details regarding his death were immediately available and the investigation is ongoing. The 56-year-old funk star was best known for his 1981 hit "Super Freak." He later fell victim to a crack cocaine addiction that led to a conviction for assaulting and holding a woman against her will. In 1998, James suffered a stroke. Just two months ago, James took the stage to receive a special ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills.
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Post by: On The Edge of Insanity on August 06, 2004, 12:32:40 PM
Damn, thats some sad shit, RIP.

(They gonna be pulling that skit on the 213 album now)
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Post by: Sikotic™ on August 06, 2004, 12:35:40 PM
I can't believe this. His career was just starting up again and he dies. It's a sad situation.

R.I.P. to a music legend
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Post by: white Boy on August 06, 2004, 12:37:56 PM
Funk Singer Rick James Dies in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES - Funk singer Rick James, best known for the 1981 hit "Super Freak," died Friday, apparently of natural causes, police said.

   

James, 56, died at 9:45 a.m. at a residence near Universal City, said Officer Esther Reyes, a Police Department spokeswoman.


"He died apparently of natural causes. We learned of his death after responding to a radio call," Reyes said.


After his big hit, James' fame began to fade as he became embroiled in legal problems and health troubles.


James was convicted in 1993 of assaulting two women. The first attack occurred in 1991 when he restrained and burned a young woman with a hot pipe during a cocaine binge at his house in West Hollywood. He was free on bail when the second assault occurred in 1992 in James' hotel room.


James was sentenced to more than two years in state prison.


In 1997, he released a new album, but a year later he suffered a stroke while performing at Denver's Mammoth Events Center, derailing a comeback tour.


In 1998 he also underwent hip replacement surgery.


This rreally sucks, and very sad, rip to a legend,
Title: Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
Post by: teecee on August 06, 2004, 12:58:05 PM
wierd, he was just getting popular again, he was working with kanye on a couple joints.........
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Post by: mauzip on August 06, 2004, 12:58:13 PM
Damn, didn't see that coming...

R.I.P. :'(
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Post by: Don Seer on August 06, 2004, 01:07:52 PM


 R I (ck james) P 
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Post by: 2paclbc on August 06, 2004, 01:09:27 PM
DAMMMMMMMMMMM. HES ON THE NEW 213 ALBUM AND HES DOING A SKIT FOR THEM. DAMM THATS MESSED UP :'(

RIP
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Post by: bjax on August 06, 2004, 01:11:06 PM
Damn, thats some sad shit, RIP.

(They gonna be pulling that skit on the 213 album now)

It's too close to the release date, so I don't think they'll do it.  They might edit the Chappelle show when it comes out on DVD though.

But damn... only 56! That's a real shame.
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Post by: Woodrow on August 06, 2004, 01:13:27 PM
DAMMMMMMMMMMM. HES ON THE NEW 213 ALBUM AND HES DOING A SKIT FOR THEM. DAMM THATS MESSED UP :'(

RIP

That isn't Rick James. People overseas who haven't seen the Chappelle show don't know about it...

I wish I had another pair of hands, so I could give this news four thumbs down!
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Post by: Sikotic™ on August 06, 2004, 01:33:23 PM
213 won't take it out. It's in honor of him anyways, even Rick was down with the whole thing.
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Post by: eS El Duque on August 06, 2004, 02:33:09 PM
Rick James is dead  >:( :'(   RIP
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Post by: Suga Foot on August 06, 2004, 03:22:20 PM
I wish I had another pair of hands, so I could give this news four thumbs down!

lmao


RIP Rick James.......BITCH!

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Post by: platinumk777 on August 06, 2004, 03:44:00 PM
Thanks to Chappelle, Rick James got deemed once again a legend, and that's how he left us

R.I.P. Rick James
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Post by: We Fly High on August 06, 2004, 04:04:09 PM
pretty crazy, he was just in LA at the BET awards about a month ago, near the end of june. he looked fine.
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Post by: DAYUM on August 06, 2004, 04:30:21 PM
 :'(
RIP
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Post by: Minkaveli on August 06, 2004, 04:36:38 PM
R.I.P.
Title: Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
Post by: Woodrow on August 06, 2004, 06:51:06 PM
http://riprickjames.ytmnd.com/
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Post by: Ðøšïå on August 06, 2004, 07:09:41 PM
pretty crazy, he was just in LA at the BET awards about a month ago, near the end of june. he looked fine.

yeah i remember that. Heart attacks are a bitch arent they? Cocaine a helluva drug, itl kill yo ass.
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Post by: Rain on August 06, 2004, 07:29:56 PM
damn

R.I.P. Super Freak
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Post by: Quadruple OG on August 06, 2004, 07:55:33 PM

It's too close to the release date, so I don't think they'll do it.  They might edit the Chappelle show when it comes out on DVD though.

But damn... only 56! That's a real shame.

chappelle won't edit that part of the show, Rick said himself he was proud of dave and was entertained by that skit.  this is sad sad sad news, just as he was making his way back to the limeligh, he passes on.  everyone should peep allhiphop.com.  they conducted what i think is the last interview with rick james, so far they are 2 parts deep in a 5 part series.  he says some real shit in there about music, gotta make sure y'all check that out.

RIP Rick James
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Post by: Trauma-san on August 06, 2004, 08:18:58 PM
Sucks to hear about someone dying, especially someone creative and talented.  Legend?  Don't see that, but definately a shame to see him go so soon. 
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Post by: davida.b. on August 06, 2004, 08:56:47 PM
I'd say this was the most tragic lose since Johnny Cash and Barry White.
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Post by: Lincoln on August 06, 2004, 09:07:26 PM
My Dad just told me about this like 20 minutes ago. Very upsetting to me seeing as Rick James has been a favorite of mine for many years now. Rest In Peace...... :(
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Post by: Doggystylin on August 06, 2004, 09:58:35 PM
RIP to the superfreak
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Post by: Thirteen on August 06, 2004, 10:13:20 PM
R.I.P.
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Post by: ecrazy on August 06, 2004, 10:47:27 PM
Rest In Peace

Bumpin "Mary Jane".....My Favorite Rick James Song

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Post by: King Tech Quadafi on August 06, 2004, 11:14:02 PM
RIP to the OG Rick James

*bumps My Girl wants to party all the time, and Mary Jane*
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Post by: LAZY on August 06, 2004, 11:24:23 PM
RIP!!

the weird thing is i listened 2 Ghetto Life and then All Night Long by Mary Jane Girls then i found out he died i was like dam
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Post by: Enko on August 07, 2004, 12:17:54 AM
I really didnt know him but R.I.P.
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Post by: Sikotic™ on August 07, 2004, 01:19:18 AM
I would consider him a legend. He's made many classic songs. Mary Jane, Super Freak, Ghetto Life, Give It To My Baby, Fire & Desire, Cold Blooded, all great stuff. His first album is almost flawless. He's had a positive impact on hip-hop too.
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Post by: Black_Smoke on August 07, 2004, 01:26:00 AM
damn RIP
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Post by: Leggy Hendrix on August 07, 2004, 04:07:55 AM
SHIT!! R.I.P. Rick James... :(
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Post by: Don Jacob on August 07, 2004, 05:16:23 AM
wow , dude was only 56 too, and they're saying it was of natural causes...that's sad shit right there
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Post by: Machiavelli on August 07, 2004, 08:58:21 AM
I'd say this was the most tragic lose since Johnny Cash and Barry White.

Reagon?
Title: Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
Post by: Machiavelli on August 07, 2004, 08:58:56 AM
wow , dude was only 56 too, and they're saying it was of natural causes...that's sad shit right there

to much crack
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Post by: Kill on August 07, 2004, 09:48:44 AM
Damn, that's fucked up

RIP
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Post by: hector on August 07, 2004, 10:41:24 AM
RIP

man that really sucks.
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Post by: Juronimo on August 07, 2004, 12:36:59 PM
Anyone hear that track Hard to get remix with Rick James and Richie Rich produced by DJ Quik?

Great song.

RiP Rick James

The irony...right when he was starting to get some publicity again.
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Post by: Lincoln on August 07, 2004, 12:43:49 PM
Anyone hear that track Hard to get remix with Rick James and Richie Rich produced by DJ Quik?

Great song.

RiP Rick James

The irony...right when he was starting to get some publicity again.

That is indeed a great song, I'll have to dig out an old CD with it on it. Thanks for reminding me about it.
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Post by: Throwback on August 07, 2004, 12:52:09 PM
R.I.P. to a true legend
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Post by: [sepehr] on August 07, 2004, 02:40:29 PM
Rest in Peace Rick james....
Tha Supafreak

Cant believe he died at 56  >:(