Before the advent of hip-hop, in an era where Black singers were crooners and two-steppers, there came to be a man who would turn music on its head. Singing about coming from the ghetto, living the high life of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Rick James is the quintessential Black funk rock superstar. A contemporary to the likes of Bootsy Collins and the men of Parliament, there was something about Rick James that was uniquely rugged raw, yet still polished and flossed. Rick James was a man of many talents, and many demons. With the return of the TV One original series Unsung, the first new episode chronicles the life of Rick James. Going behind the music (and for the Millenials, behind the Dave Chappelle skit) this episode details the life of a soul legend. Watch the full episode below!
Unsung Returns with the Story of Rick James