Rick James

BTMRemastered: Rick James Act 5

This is the story of a boy from a fatherless home in a Buffalo housing project who became an internationally famous funk, punk and soul singer, songwriter and producer, who was responsible for a string of hits that helped keep Motown in business in their post Detroit & LA days. His womanising, drug taking and hell raising were also frequently in the headlines. Updated to the original episode are his attempt to rebuild his career following a jail term for assault, and his tragic failure to defeat his addictions which led to his untimely death from a lethal mix of legal and illegal drugs.
8:19 - aired 9/04/11
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