Rick James Net Worth
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Total Net Worth at the moment 2021 year – is about $35 Million.
Patrick James information Birth date: 1948-02-01 Death date: 2004-08-06 Birth place: Buffalo, New York, United States Profession:Actor
:How tall is Rick James – 1,81m.
How much weight is Rick James – 76kg
Patrick James is an actor, known for The Inevitable (2015), The Inevitable (2015) and Mangos (2015).
Biography,Early life and careerJames Ambrose Johnson, Jr. was born on February 1, 1948, in Buffalo, New York, to Mabel (nee Sims) and James Ambrose Johnson, Sr. He was one of eight children. James father, an autoworker, left the family when James was ten. His mother was a dancer for Katherine Dunham, and later ran errands for a Mafia-connected mob, just to feed her family. James mother would take him on her collecting route, and it was in bars where she worked that James got to see performers such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Etta James perform. James claimed later in the autoBiography, , Glow, that he lost his virginity at age 9 or 10 to a 14-year-old local girl, claiming his kinky nature came in early. James eventually attended Orchard Park High School and Bennett High School prior to dropping out. James was introduced to drugs at an early age and, as a young teen, was busted for burglary. Due to his stints in jail for theft, James entered the United States Navy at 14 or 15, lying about his age, to avoid the draft. During that time, he also became a drummer for local jazz groups in New York City. Due to him missing his twice-monthly Reserve sessions at the USS Enterprise, he found himself ordered to Vietnam.In 1965, he fled for Toronto, where he made friendships with then-local musicians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. To avoid being caught by military authorities, James went under the assumed name, Ricky James Matthews. That same year, James formed the Mynah Birds, a band that produced a fusion of soul, folk and rock music. In 1965, the band briefly recorded for the Canadian division of Columbia Records, releasing the single, Mynah Bird Hop/Mynah Bird Song. At one point, Nick St. Nicholas of later Steppenwolf fame was a member, eventually bassist Bruce Palmer replaced him by the time Mynah Bird Hop was recorded. James and Palmer would recruit guitarists Tom Morgan and Xavier Taylor and drummer Rick Mason to form a new Mynah Birds lineup, and soon traveled to Detroit to record with Motown. Before the group began recording their first songs for the label, Morgan left, unhappy about the labels attitude towards the musicians. Neil Young eventually took his place. It was while in Detroit that James met his musical heroes, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. After meeting Wonder and telling him his name, Wonder felt the name Ricky James Matthews was too long, and instead told James to shorten it to Ricky James.After James got involved in a fight with the groups financial backer in Toronto, the Navy was given a tip regarding James whereabouts and the singer was soon arrested. Afterwards, Motown dropped the band from the label, and James spent a year in prison. After his release, James moved to California where he resumed his musical career. After forming a duo with musician Greg Reeves, Reeves was soon hired to work as a musician for the rock supergroup, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. James returned to Motown as a songwriter in 1968, under the assumed name Rickie Matthews, and worked with acts such as The Miracles, Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers, and The Spinners. According to James, he briefly got involved in pimp activity during this time, but stopped because he felt he wasnt qualified for it due to the harsh activity and the abuse of women there. Returning to California from Toronto in 1969, James got involved with hair stylist Jay Sebring, who agreed to invest in James music.In late 1968, James formed the rock band Salt and Pepper. James and S&P member Ed Roth later were included in Bruce Palmers solo album The Cycle is Complete. The duo also recorded as part of the group Heaven and Earth in Toronto. Heaven and Earth eventually changed their name to Great White Cane and recorded an album for Los Angeles label, Lion Records, in 1972, though it was later shelved. James formed another band, Hot Lips, afterwards. In 1973, James signed with A&M Records, where his first single under the name Rick James, My Mama, was released, becoming a club hit in Europe. In 1976, James returned to Buffalo, New York, and formed the Stone City Band and recorded the song Get Up and Dance!, which was his second single to be released. In 1977, James and the Stone City Band signed a contract with Motowns Gordy Records imprint, where they began recording their first album in New York City.Solo careerIn April 1978, James released his debut solo album, Come Get It!, which included the Stone City Band. The album launched the top 20 hit, You and I, which became his first number-one R&B hit. The album also included the hit single, Mary Jane. It eventually sold two million copies, launching James musical career to stardom, and helping out Motown Records at a time when label fortunes had dwindled. In early 1979, James second album, Bustin Out of L Seven, followed the previous albums success, eventually selling a million copies. A third album, Fire It Up, was released in late 1979 going gold. Around that same period, James launched his first headlining tour, the Fire It Up Tour, and agreed to invite the then-upcoming artist, Prince, as well as singer Teena Marie, as his opening act. James had produced Maries successful Motown debut album, Wild and Peaceful and was featured on the hit duet, Im a Sucker (For Your Love). James was credited with naming Marie, Lady Tee, on the song, a nickname that stuck with Marie for the rest of her career. The Fire It Up tour led to James developing a bitter rivalry with Prince, after he accused the musician for ripping off his act.Super FreakProblems playing this file? See media help.Following the end of the tour in 1980, James released the ballads-heavy Garden of Love, which became his fourth gold record. In 1981, James recorded his best-selling album to date, Street Songs, which like his previous four albums, was a concept album. Street Songs featured a fusion mix of different genres, including rock and new wave, as well as James brand of crossover funk, enabling James own style of punk funk. The album featured hit singles such as Ghetto Life, the Teena Marie duet Fire and Desire, Give It to Me Baby, and his biggest crossover hit to date, Super Freak, which peaked at number sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100, and sold over a million copies. Street Songs peaked at number one R&B and number three pop, and sold over three million copies alone in the United States. Following up that success, James released two more gold albums, 1982s Throwin Down and 1983s Cold Blooded.During this period, envious of Princes success as producer of other acts including The Time and Vanity 6, James launched the acts Process and the Doo-Rags, and the Mary Jane Girls, featuring his former background singer Joanne JoJo McDuffie as the lead vocalist and background performer, finding success with the latter group, due to the hits, All Night Long, Candy Man, and In My House. In 1982, James produced the Temptations Top Ten R&B hit, Standing On The Top. In 1983, James recorded the hit duet, Ebony Eyes, with singer Smokey Robinson. In 1985, James produced another hit for entertainer Eddie Murphy with the song Party All The Time. That same year he appeared on an episode of The A-Team with Isaac Hayes. After the release of his ninth solo album, The Flag, in 1986, James signed with Warner Bros. Records, which released the album Wonderful in 1988, featuring the hit, Looseys Rap.James controversial and provocative image became troublesome sometimes. During his heyday, James had presented his songs to the then-fledging music video channel, MTV, only to be turned down because James music didnt fit the networks rock playlist. James accused the network of racism. When MTV and BET both avoided playing the video for Looseys Rap because of its graphic sexual content, James considered the networks hypocritical in light of them still playing provocative videos by Madonna and Cher.In 1989, James eleventh album, Kickin, was released only in the UK. By 1990, he had lost his deal with Warner Bros. and James began struggling with personal and legal troubles. That year MC Hammer released his hit signature song, U Cant Touch This, which sampled the prominent opening riff from Super Freak. James and his co-writer on Super Freak, Alonzo Miller, successfully sued Hammer for shared songwriting credit and all three consequently received the 1990 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. In 1997, James released Urban Rapsody, his first album since his release from prison on assault charges, and he toured to promote the album. That same year, he discussed his life and career in interviews for the VH1 musical documentary series, Behind the Music, which aired in early 1998. James musical career slowed again after he suffered a minor stroke during a concert. In 1999, James accepted an offer by Eddie Murphy himself to appear in his film, Life.
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