Shortly after Rick James’ release from Folsom prison, he hit the road to get back in the swing of things.

We talked about his stint at Folsom, the life he was living that led to his arrest, the tour, music of old and music of the day from Prince to Puffy – as he was referred to during that era – The Grateful Dead, Teena Marie, recording independently and keeping his family close to him.

I was blessed to see Rick perform numerous times, and had the fortune to speak with him three times during my years as a journalist. Due to technical difficulties, the first didn’t get recorded, this interview is the second…


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