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Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« 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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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2004, 12:18:59 PM »
damn
 

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2004, 12:19:40 PM »
WHAT? DAMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2004, 12:21:05 PM »
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T BELEIVE THIS SHIT!!!! RIP

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #4 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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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #5 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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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #6 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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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #7 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,
 

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #8 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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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2004, 12:58:13 PM »
Damn, didn't see that coming...

R.I.P. :'(
 

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2004, 01:07:52 PM »


 R I (ck james) P 
 

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #11 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 :'(

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #12 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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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #13 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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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #14 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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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2004, 02:33:09 PM »
Rick James is dead  >:( :'(   RIP
 

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #16 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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« Reply #17 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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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #18 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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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2004, 04:30:21 PM »
 :'(
RIP
 

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2004, 04:36:38 PM »
R.I.P.
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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #22 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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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2004, 07:29:56 PM »
damn

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Re: Rick James found Dead. R.I.P
« Reply #24 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