Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
I know the original Superfreak, Rick James is deceased. But it’s his birthday, bitch! I met the funkateer backstage at a Sheila E. concert in 1998 and he was really nice. Moments after asking him to give it to me baby, the singer got pretty intoxicated and was escorted out of the building. I was very lucky to have met him in a brief moment of coherence. I’m sure wherever he is, he’s funkin’ it up! Happy birthday Rick!