Rick James

Halloween must've come early this year for an Indianapolis man who robbed a bank on Saturday dressed as legendary singer Rick James.

There are certain artist everyone will always know as the life of the party and tonight’s featured #SMCS artist, Rick James, is one musician the party always seemed to follow. Coming up at 8pm we’ll listen to some of his mood music so join us at 7pm and get settled early.    It was no […]

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

She was born Mary Christine Brockert, but the world knows her as Teena Marie. Tonight’s #WNMC feature belongs to the “Lovergirl” herself, and at 8pm we’ll begin an early birthday celebration in her honor. Teena Marie was born March 5th, 1956 and left us 5 years ago on December 26th, 2010. Given the nickname “Lady […]

Monday would have made his 68th birthday, and tonight it’s only right that we celebrate the one and only Rick James. The “King of Punk Funk” passed away on August 6, 2004 from natural causes but we’re left with great memories of his R&B contributions that will go down in history. Just ask Prince who […]

NewsOne’s Top 5 takes a quick look at the trending stories you’re talking about: Indiana Police Searching For Bank Robbers Dressed As Rick James & Super…

Mary Christine Brockert born March 5, 1956, better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was known for her distinctive soulful vocals, which initially caused many listeners to believe she was black. Her success in R&B and soul and loyalty to these genres would earn her the title Ivory Queen of Soul. In 1976, Teena Marie gained […]

It’s not every day that Eddie Murphy does interviews, so when he sits down for one he has great stories to share. Ahead of SNL‘s 40th anniversary show…

Born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.; February 1, 1948, Rick James started singing in doo-wop and R&B groups as a teenager in his hometown of Buffalo New York. Little Known Facts: He served a 1 year prison sentence after being arrested for deserting his Navy duties. Signed his first major recording contract in 1977 with Motown He sued […]

The new season of Unsung kicked off this week on TV 1 with Rick James. In honor of the man who brought us Mary Jane, check out Dave Chappelle as Rick James. Warning: Mature Adults Only    

Rick James’s biography Glow has met the approval of one tough critic – his daughter, Ty James. “I love this book,” Ty says. “I tried…

From over-sized bags, fringe, wide brimmed hats and boots, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite celebrities, both old and new school, who have incorporated…