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Kyle L
08-07-2004, 10:00 AM
Rick James, the popular 80's pop star, died at his home yesterday (August 5th). He died in his sleep where he lived alone, and was found dead by his personal assistant. The cause of his death is still unknown.

Rick James did many popular hits like "Superfreak" and also appeared on the Dave Chappele show. (Inside joke)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5625044/

Discuss.

coasetrphil
08-07-2004, 10:16 AM
Please keep the Chappelle jokes to a minimum, because this is about Rick James not Chappelle playing James. It seems like most people didn't even know about Rick James outside of that show.

Steven
08-07-2004, 11:35 AM
Damn... there goes my catchphrase... "Rick James died, *****!"

That, and my note that Dave Chappelle has been tapped to replace Rick James to be Rick James.

Seriously, it really is sad though, cuz Super Freak is better than MC Hammer's rip of Super Freak (U Can't Touch This). As far as his death, they're speculating he had a heart attack or he died of natural causes.

As far as Chappelle, I think he really does mourn his loss, so I wouldn't want to go out of hand with the jokes. In reality, Chappelle did like his music, especially since it matched the whole pot-smoking theme to his standup and even his "Half Baked" movie, where one of James' songs, "Mary Jane" was featured.

rjholla2003
08-07-2004, 11:39 AM
Yeah, it's a sad day in music. He made some pretty good songs. Goodbye "Super Freak". Everybody loves that song!

RaptorXLC
08-07-2004, 11:45 AM
It's really ashame. He was very young.

Magnum Robert
08-07-2004, 11:58 AM
^ Very young? He was a few years older than leeloo (and she's old), lol.

Sparks
08-07-2004, 02:44 PM
It's sad that he died. He made some great songs.

birdman
08-07-2004, 03:22 PM
^LOL@GRIFFEY IS HURT AGAIN......It is a shame that the late rick james has passed away.....I'm sure he will never be forgotten for a long time.......

DEJA-VU RULES
08-07-2004, 03:36 PM
^ Very young? He was a few years older than leeloo (and she's old), lol.I think he ment he was to young to die since he was only 56. I also think that is way to soon to die.

rjholla2003
08-07-2004, 04:00 PM
56 is young. At least it was a natural death. I was half expecting that they would find him dead and coked up.

Drewbie
08-07-2004, 06:08 PM
I'm guessing this puts a damper on Chappelle playing Rick James in a movie of his life. It's less funny if the guy's dead.

coasterlove
08-07-2004, 08:57 PM
Kind of sad that he was becoming popular again and now he dies. It's just super-freaky.

"I'm Rick James and I'm dead, B***h!!!"

Wes
08-07-2004, 09:23 PM
This is sad that he died so young. I think I heard it was due to his cocaine addiction complications??? If not, I know he was addicted at one time and that stuff really takes a tole on your heart and body.

sfft_2108
08-08-2004, 12:32 AM
I didn't even know who the guy was. All i heard was just people at my school sayin
" I'm Rick James B***h" SO i really have no clue who he is.

willski2002
08-08-2004, 09:34 PM
"I'm Rick James, b***h!" Man, this really sucks. Superfreak was awesome, and now Chappelle can't do that skit anymore. Oh well, from now on it's, "I'm Wayne Brady, b***h!"

may the FORCE be with you
08-09-2004, 05:28 PM
cocaine's a hell of a drug

sfft_2108
09-17-2004, 01:45 PM
WTF?
http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1491032/20040917/james_rick.jhtml?headlines=true&_requestid=303251

That is crazy. Drugs are bad mmmmmmkay.

Jerry S
09-17-2004, 01:47 PM
This should go in media. Yea, well, It said that he didnt OD, because none of the drugs were at that level, which is hard to believe.

leeloo1953
09-17-2004, 02:15 PM
Well maybe the nine drugs he had in his body, individually wouldn't cause any harm. But all nine together at the same time could have. It really doesn't matter, with celebrities, some people are going to try to make sure that the person didn't die because of drugs.

Hey, we've lost so many talented people becuase of drugs, from the music world to the acting world, and it's not going to stop. We'll lose more. Count on it!

Magnum Robert
09-17-2004, 02:55 PM
Rick James is my role model!! :cool:

Wes
09-17-2004, 03:09 PM
Good gracious! 9 ?!?

I don't want this to sound mean, but no wonder he died! You can't do that to your body and expect to live.