publication date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (part of Spring 2015)

category: Music

clue: He escaped ghetto life with a series of super-freaky hits, but cocaine addiction still drove him to an early grave in his native Buffalo.

explanation: James scored hits with "Ghetto Life" and "Super Freak." more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Mike Eberhart


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