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Rick James: Too much to do to get messed up now...

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 7 September 1982

STREET SONGS sold excess of a million and was easily the biggest R&B-based album of 1981 and is, in fact, still on the charts after almost eighteen months. It established its creator, Rick James, as perhaps the first Black rock superstar. But, as with all megahits, what comes next? In Rick's case, it has been Throwin' Down.

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