â€œIt gets no funkier than Rick James,â€ said rap pioneer Roxanne ShantÃ© in a new trailer for a Showtime documentary dedicated to the life and career of the randy punk-funk legend.
Directed by Emmy-nominated Sacha Jenkins, Bitchinâ€™: The Sound and Fury of Rick James is described in an official statement as a film that â€œpresents a full picture of Jamesâ€™ dramatic rise and fall, focusing in on the â€œPunk-Funkâ€ music he left behind.â€
The Steve Rivo-produced doc features previously unseen home video footage of James, along with dazzling live shows and archived interviews from his heydays.
Apart from ShantÃ©â€™s commentary, other huge names such as Ice Cube and Booty Collins are heard in new interviews saluting Jamesâ€™ greatness.
James, who died on August 6, 2004, left a pretty notorious and impressive legacy for hipsters of his caliber to follow. His most famous hits and culture staples include â€œSuper Freak,â€ â€œMary Jane,â€ and â€œFire and Desire,â€ featuring the late Teena Marie.
His music has been sampled by many artists, including Mary J. Blige, MÃ½a, Lana Del Rey, MC Hammer, and many more.
Bitchinâ€™: The Sound and Fury of Rick James airs on Showtime on September 3 at 9 p.m. EST.
Watch the trailer below.