March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010
Some years ago I had the opportunity to work with some personal footage of Rick James, that gave a birds eye look into his life and journey. One of the most astonishing pieces in this footage was an interview from a young girl at the time, who would later be recognized as Teena Marie. In this interview she revealed how she would come up with songs, how she would actually visualize the person singing the song in her dreams. She would awake, write and that would soon be the persons next hit record. Teena Marie, writer, composer, musician,producer...she blessed many with her melodic imagery.
Lady Tee, you will forever be missed.