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Rick James: Anthology

Andria Lisle, MOJO, September 2002

CATEGORISING RICK James isn't as easy as one might think. Sure, he's the bad boy of black pop, a groove-minded funkster with a nasty attitude, and a tall, lean sex machine; but, under closer scrutiny, you realise that he's driven by sheer genius, buried though it may be under the years of flamboyant costumes, drug-induced freak-outs and a notorious criminal record.

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