The legacy of Rick James’: Final mark


Funk legend Rick James’ new tombstone was erected at his grave site a few days ago marking the 2nd aniversary of his death.

The jet-black tombstone with Rick in a leather jacket and tight pants etched into the marble symbolizes everything Rick James was, the same image was used in his 1981 album “Street Songs” which was definately one of his biggest albums and propelled him to the huge star he came to be.

The final markings on the stone read:

“I’VE HAD IT ALL
I’VE DONE IT ALL
I’VE SEEN IT ALL
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE . . .
GOD IS LOVE.”

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James Ambrose Johnson Jr headstone

A fitting monument to a funk icon.

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5 thoughts on “The legacy of Rick James’: Final mark

  1. Enter at the intersection of Delaware & Delavan. Keep left, and then keep left again. Stop in the curve, and walk toward the bridge. You can’t miss it.

  2. Pingback: When Good Albums Happen to Bad People: Rick James, “Street Songs” | Popdose

  3. Attitude Attitude Attitude,

    That is what life’s all about and thats what the man had. I’m too young to know Rick James as a star previous to his hit Album Street Songs but old enough to be around when his hit Superfreak made its to the Radio Stations we all loved that song learning more about him well some things we cannot condone but the man had character. A strange blessing to all who loved him, he was.

    Rest in Peace Rick…
    God Love ya
    Marco

  4. May God continue to bless your spirit. You were truly “one of a kind”. Thanks for the wonderful memories. You will always “live” within me.

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