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Bitchin, a new documentary about the artist that airs tonight on Showtime, revisits in tremendous detail Rick James’s early years as a draft-dodging teenager in Buffalo, New York and Toronto, Canada. In its most interesting moments, Bitchin’ reminds its viewers that James’s life extended well beyond the outrageous allegations that came to define his legacy. It turns out funk music’s greatest gonzo experienced more highs and lows by the time he turned 18, than most of us do in a lifetime.

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