Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Rick James releases Superfreak in 1981 and it features backing vocals by The Temptations (Melvin is his uncle) and it became a #1 in the Dance charts while stopping at #16 in Top-100. It got nominated for a Grammy and became Rick's signature song. Rick passed away in 2004. Today the song is maybe better known us MC Hammers U can't touch this......
MC Hammer sampled it heavily in 1990's U can't touch this (US #8, UK #3), and it has been sampled to countless songs ever since: Jay Z, Gucci Mane, GZA/Genius, Disiz La Peste and Banda Uó for example.
It's been covered in various genres by Beatfreaks (UK #7), Big Daddy, Mordred

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