10 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With 1981’s Street Songs, Rick James slapped a rocker’s edge onto disco’s derriere. Inspired by the Buffalo projects where they grew up, he and the Stone City Band explore a thriving subculture of prostitutes, junkies, and hustlers on “Ghetto Life,” while “Mr. Policeman” is one of the first songs to openly address police brutality. James had the guts to go where others wouldn’t dare. With their wired grooves and debauched come-ons, “Give It to Me Baby” and “Super Freak” are more than suggestive—they’re deliriously, defiantly hedonistic.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

With 1981’s Street Songs, Rick James slapped a rocker’s edge onto disco’s derriere. Inspired by the Buffalo projects where they grew up, he and the Stone City Band explore a thriving subculture of prostitutes, junkies, and hustlers on “Ghetto Life,” while “Mr. Policeman” is one of the first songs to openly address police brutality. James had the guts to go where others wouldn’t dare. With their wired grooves and debauched come-ons, “Give It to Me Baby” and “Super Freak” are more than suggestive—they’re deliriously, defiantly hedonistic.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings
40 Ratings
DAVID ARNOLD JR ,

Street Songs !!!

This is an absolute Funk masterpiece... I wore this album out back in the 80's ...don't sleep on this classic

elia21 ,

Oh my Lawd, the "F" bomb

I was born in '84, but, I love 80s music... Funky, Fierce, and Fabulous!! I knew a couple songs, but, when I heard him say "they called me a F@))0+ , while previewing the album... I quickly pressed "purchase"....

Subreana in Wisconsin ,

Fire and Desire

The Song still has the same effect today that it 20 plus years ago .. Rick and Tina made history with this one!👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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