A new trailer for 'Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James' features Hip Hop stars such as Ice Cube and Big Daddy Kane.
August 5, 2021 The film is looking to present a full picture of the Punk-Funk icon. Legendary comedian Dave Chapelle helped introduce Rick James to a new generation of music lovers when he famously played a fictionalized version of the 1980s-era singer on the sketch comedy series Chappelles Show. Im Rick James, b#### became one of the most popular catchphrases from Dave Chappelles classic Charlie Murphys True Hollywood Stories skits which included a cameo by James. An upcoming Showtime documentary is looking to further solidified the legacy of the Buffalo-born star. B######: The Sound and Fury of Rick James is scheduled to premiere next month. A new trailer featuring appearances by Hip Hop stars such as Ice Cube, Big Daddy Kane, and Roxanne Shant was released this week. Mass Appeals Sacha Jenkins directed B######. The doc is said to be an intimate look at James dramatic rise and fall as an icon of Rock, Funk, and R&B. Viewers will get to see rare footage of the Super Freak performers live shows, never-before-seen home videos, and interviews. Plus, other legendary artists, collaborators, and friends provide commentary. Throughout his career, Rick James released numerous studio albums like 1978s Come Get It!, 1981s Street Songs, and 1983s Cold Blooded. He won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1991 for his songwriting credits on M.C. Hammers U Cant Touch This. Rick James passed away in 2004 at the age of 56. B######: The Sound and Fury of Rick James will air on the Showtime network beginning Friday, September 3 at 9 pm ET/PT. Posted in