Stokley of R&B Group Mint Condition Cast as Rick James


Stokley of R&B Group Mint Condition Cast as Rick James

Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment, in collaboration with executive producer Ty James, is proud to announce the latest addition to the cast of "Super Freak: The Rick James Story" – the incomparable R&B sensation, Stokley. Known for his dynamic stage presence and undeniable talent, Stokley will step into the iconic role of Rick James, bringing to life the legendary singer's electrifying persona and timeless music.

"Super Freak: The Rick James Story" delves deep into the tumultuous life and extraordinary talent of the legendary musician, exploring the highs and lows of his career against the backdrop of his unforgettable hits. Audiences will be transported on a musical journey through James’ groundbreaking music and the compelling narrative of his life, filled with passion, excess, and undeniable talent.

Ty James, executive producer and daughter of the late Rick James, expressed her excitement about the latest casting announcement, stating, "I am so excited that we were able to cast such an amazing talented cast. I know playing my dad is stepping into some big shoes, but I am confident Stokley will kill it. My dad would be so proud."

Renowned playwright and producer Je’Caryous Johnson added, "It’s an honor to partner with Ty James to create, celebrate and cement the legacy and musical genius of Rick James with the world. We have such an amazing cast. I am so delighted to have Stokley, the voice of Mint Condition, bring the character of Rick James to life. It takes a talent such as Stokley who is a master of many instruments to fill the shoes of a maestro like Rick James. This musical will undoubtedly shock the world and open people's eyes to just how much of a Super Freakin’ genius Rick James was."

Stokley, a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, songwriter, and producer, is best known as the lead singer and drummer for the legendary R&B group Mint Condition. With a career spanning decades, Stokley has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and continues to captivate audiences with his soulful performances. His latest album, "Sankofa," has garnered critical acclaim and produced multiple Billboard chart-topping singles.

"Super Freak: The Rick James Story" will embark on a nationwide tour, captivating audiences in cities across the United States. The tour kicks off on March 14th at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, TX, and will continue through June, culminating in a series of performances at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.


Tickets for "Super Freak: The Rick James Story" are now available for purchase online HERE, offering fans the opportunity to experience the electrifying journey of one of music's most iconic figures.



Je'Caryous Johnson is a prolific playwright, director, and producer known for his innovative stage productions that have captivated audiences across the globe. With a diverse body of work spanning theater, film, and television, Johnson has earned critical acclaim and widespread recognition for his ability to bring compelling stories to life on stage. His commitment to excellence and creativity has established him as a trailblazer in the world of entertainment, with each of his productions promising an unforgettable experience for audiences.


Ty James, daughter of the late Rick James, is a dedicated custodian of her father's musical legacy, actively working to preserve and celebrate his enduring impact on the world of music. As the President of the Rick James estate, Ty is committed to honoring her father's contributions through various projects, including executive producing the official documentary chronicling his life. With her passion for music and deep respect for her father's artistry, Ty continues to carry forward Rick James' legacy, ensuring that his music continues to resonate with audiences for generations to come.


Stokley is a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist known for his dynamic stage presence and soulful performances. As the lead singer and drummer for Mint Condition, he garnered acclaim for his versatile talent, collaborating with icons like Prince and Whitney Houston. Stokley's latest album, "Sankofa," has yielded multiple top 10 Billboard records, showcasing his enduring influence and innovation in R&B. With a career spanning decades, he continues to captivate audiences with his electrifying music and impassioned performances. Stokley's unwavering dedication to his craft solidifies his status as a musical powerhouse, inspiring fans worldwide with his soul-stirring sound and boundless creativity.

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