First and Foremost, after you smash Rick James in the Mouth and Dice him up, be sure, absolutely sure, to add your Rick James to a COLD Pan (preferably the one you want to bake in as you will retain all the funkiness for the bottoms of your rolls) Cold Jessie Johnson and Cold George Benson.
Slowly bring the Heatwave up to a Minnie Ripperton ... bringing Rick up from cold to hot takes all the flavor from him and into the fray. Its got to smell like the fouled inside of an angelic Teena Marie back in the "Fire and Desire" Days.
This is not a saute job.
Roll out some dough balls on a floured board.
Tie the Rolls into knots and place in that same pan (IRON SKILLETS AND DUTCH OVENS WORK PERFECT!!!! EVEN IN THE SMOKER) leaving space for the dough to rise.
Once risen they look like this... You can brush with your infused Jessie Johnson/George Benson Mix but leave the Rick James aside. Bake at 350-425 - I told you its good for the smoker man.
Pull when rolls are Juuuuuuuust getting brown... firmed and pale... about 10 minutes. Spoon your Rick James all over each roll and drizzle the rest of the oil too.
Place back in Oven and bake until Jessica Alba'ed.