The deaths of Tupac and Biggie Smalls helped usher in the trend of posthumous album releases in the nineties (Tupac currently has eleven). Now it seems like any late musician/artist of historical significance (Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Ol’ Dirty Bastard), or not (D12’s Proof) gets one, just because they’re dead. Though I’ll put Rick James, the original Superfreak himself who died in 2004 in the category alongside Cash, Charles, and ODB, I wonder why should anyone (aside from the James estate, diehard – and I do mean diehard P-Funk fans, and Dave Chappelle) care about his yet-to-be-titled forthcoming album? As Billboard.com reported last week, the album will be filled with tracks James worked on the last couple years he was alive. The album’s super cheesy first single, “Deeper Still,” can be sampled at James’ website. Worthy or worthless? Give it to me, baby.