For many, Rick James was a GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter whose timeless hits ‘Fire & Desire,’ ‘Mary Jane,’ ‘Super Freak,’ and others are some of the greatest pieces the genre’s ever produced.
For others, the late R&B icon’s talent and discography – despite selling millions of records and earning GOLD and Platinum plaques along the way – remains relatively unsung among his legendary peers, a predicament a forthcoming biographical project looks to remedy.
A miniseries – helmed by filmmaker Addison Henderson – is in the works about late R&B music icon and his brother LeRoi Johnson.
Titled ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ the effort will reportedly ‘chronicle the brothers’ early days in the projects of Buffalo, New York to their personal triumphs and success.’
While a tentative release date has not been attached the forthcoming miniseries, Johnson still trumpeted its arrival and shared his elation in an official statement.
“There is no one out there, period, who knows my brother’s story like I do. People know pieces, but no one knows the full story,” he said. “[I chose Henderson to direct because] he has the skills and qualities of the producer and director that are needed for this project. He has the talent, drive and ability to do a series of this importance.”