Rick James

"I don't think, a lot of times, the rap on top of stuff really means or meant anything. To a lot of kids, as long as the beat was low-down and filthy, they loved it. A lot of times, you could get up and say anything on top of it: "My asshole hurts," or "I got a hemorrhoid," or anything. It really didn't matter." Rick James, in an interesting interview he did with The Onion, a little while back.

"People come over to my house, musicians, and Lenny won’t touch an instrument, because he feels inferior. Think about it, its like Hootie & the Blowfish trying to come up on stage and jam with me."

Ho ho. He said that talking with AllHipHop.com.

I think I'm sadder about Rick James than I was about Kurt Cobain, and I was fourteen when Kurt Cobain died and I was so into that band, he meant so much to me. The thing with Rick is, I only got into him last year, I got some records from Oxfam, because the sleeves were so amazing, mainly. And he was such an incredible producer, and musician. That's the thing. I really look up to Rick James.