Music Birthday: Rick James

Today, February 1, 1948, Rick James was born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. in Buffalo, New York City, New York. James was featured on a 2020 single from Anthony Hamilton called ‘Back Together.’ 

The song, produced by 9th Wonder, pays homage to the 80s classic, ‘Fire and Desire’ by Rick James and Teena Marie. 

Hamilton is one of the artists seasoned enough to use a sample of ‘Fire and Desire.’ On the other hand, fellow singers Johnny Gill and Coko did release their cover of ‘Fire and Desire’ in 1997. Their version is included on the original soundtrack album to Booty Call.

Stream ‘Back Together’ on YouTube today

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