Throwback Thursday Jams: Rick James and Teena Marie – Fire and Desire

This my song ya’ll. Rick and Teena’s voice together is electric…Even though I can’t look at Rick James without laughing thanks to Dave Chapelle.  He flyer than me in those red thigh-high boots 😂🤣

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Yecheilyah Ysrayl is an author, book blogger and poet of black historical fiction and poetry. She also writes inspirational nonfiction and urban fantasy. "I write to restore black historical truth for the freedom of all people." Visit her online at

4 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday Jams: Rick James and Teena Marie – Fire and Desire”

  1. Love Chappelle’s Rick James! Just too funny!

    This song was played EVERYWHERE back in the day and was always the slow-dance-of-the-night. 😀

    Never could deal with Teena’s voice. It grates on me for some reason, just like Beyonce’s. I always feel like I’m missing out when everyone else is enjoying the music and have tried to listen many times… and still end up with a headache! 😀 😀 Oh well, everything isn’t for everyone. 😉

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    1. Precisely! My favorite duet with Rick James singing is Ebony Eyes, with Rick James and Smokey Robinson. I think that maybe he wanted to be an opera singer or something because he is so theatrical with his singing, lol!

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