Cold Blooded

Album: Cold Blooded (1983)
Charted: 40
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Songfacts®:

  • James wrote this about his girlfriend Linda Blair, an actress who starred in the movie The Exorcist. James played all the instruments on the record.
  • Rick James was a prolific producer for Motown Records, and as a solo artist he scored on both the Pop and R&B charts. Explaining how he would look for a commercial sound, he told Musician magazine in 1983: "I think I'm a musician who writes for people as opposed to being self-indulgent. I have to like it, but it's basically for people. I concentrate on that, giving them what I think they can dance to and what I think they would appreciate in their ears."
  • This song was redone by the rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard on his album Ni--a Please released in 1999. >>
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    Ryan - Harbor City, CA

Comments: 7

  • Black N. Stein from Black PersonvilleThe "n-word" is offensive. I didn't expect to just up and see it on this page. Can you all edit it using some stars like the N****a Please album, or something? Thanks. I would that the music could be clean, but the record companies won't sell a rap album unless it contains some vile elements to destroy Blacks. So...you have GREAT God-given talent, but then, you are given the altamatum--if you WANT to be on this label you need to add certain elements to your songs. Even DeBarge started out wanting to do Christian music/Gospel music, but when they were signed, their label said no. So they re-worked their songs to take the Christian-speaking-to-GOD element out and make them love songs or whatever between two people. But regardless, the word should still be edited in polite society. Thanks. Otherwise, it's like "Oh, we can call Black people that, it's cool!" No one says that about ANY OTHER words that are/were used to disparage an ENTIRE group of people, segment of the earth's population, etc. Off-subject, but I didn't see an easier way to ask for this to be edited. I'm no perfect, not even REMOTELY close--I COMPLETELY suck as a person, but the "n-word" being seen as no big deal is too much, and this has been ramping up in conjunction with the police cases (bad cops don't represent all or even most cops, I don't believe, by-the-way, as a Black person, myself) in which killers were filmed executing innocent people, and then they got off without so much as a slap on the wrist. That, coupled with all of these famous Whites getting "caught" with "found footage" of when they said this word...yeah....sounds like "a plan," to me, but please edit this word. Thanks.
  • John from Nashville, TnRick James wrote this song when he was showing Linda Blair how to write a song.
  • Jeff from Austin, TxMike from RI, that was HILARIOUS!!! hahah!!!
  • Scott from Palm Desert, CaThis song and "You and I" are my favorite Rick James songs.
  • Rick from Columbus, GaRick James was distantly related to Marco Polo. One of his ancestors was a slave owner of Italian descent, Enrico Polonomari, and he claimed he was a direct decendent of Marco Polo.
  • Mike from Warwick, RiRick James and Linda Blair?? I always wondered how she could get her head to spin like that in the Exorcist - now I know....
  • Scott from Bismarck, NdRick James died Aug. 6 2004
    RIP
    'I'm Rick James B***'
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