Rick at the pinnacle of his career on this 1981 classic funk album which topped the US R&B chart for 5 months. The horn backed ‘Give It To Me Baby’, ‘Ghetto Life’ and ‘Below The Funk (Pass the J)’ are super funky dancers. The more striped down ‘Super Freak’ and ‘Call Me Up’ heralded what was in store the 80’s. The brilliant soul ballad ‘Fire And Desire’ a duet with Teena Marie is breathtaking and the string laden mid tempo ‘Make Love To Me’ ft Gerald Albright on Sax is also great. The album is backed by Stone City Band, Punk Funk Horns and numerous backing vocalist incl Teena Marie, Temptations, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs. One of the best albums from the early 80’s.