I'm Dead, B#%ch!

Funk Bassist, drug and orgy connoiseur, and Chapelle show legend Rick James passed away today. Which is a blow to superfreaks, funk music fans and Dave Chapelle.

You know the title of this post is a bit tacky, but the catchphrase Chapelle made famous “I’m Rick James, Bitch” is going to be the thing most people associate with James for at least a few years. How many people alive today can name a single Rick James song other than “Super Freak” or “Mary Jane”?

Gothamist on Rick James’ Passing

[thanks blossom!]