Daily Archives: February 21, 2016

Funkadelic-Ain’t That Funkin’ Kind Of Hard On You? Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube

Funkadelic’s “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kind On Ya?” gets another remix with the addition of Ice Cube who joins Kendrick Lamar from the first remix. This is the We Ain’t Never Gonna Stop remix that can be purchased as a single on iTunes. “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kind Of Hard On You?” is from Funkadelic’s 3-CD album, First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate.

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Throwback: Us3-Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)

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Us3 was assembled by London-based producer Geoff Wilkinson with production partner Mel Simpson in 1990. Rahsaan Kelly, Kobie Powell and Tukka Yoot were in the band when they became successful with “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) from their debut album, Hand On The Torch. The album was created with music from the Blue Note catalog exclusively and Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” was sampled for “Cantaloop.” Gerard Presencer, a trumpet player also from the UK, played on “Cantaloop.” The song did well in the United States and became a part of the jazz-rap era including groups like A Tribe Called Quest, Jazzmatazz, The Dream Warriors and Digable Planets. Us3 has morphed into many different incarnations over the years and 9 albums. In 2013, they released The Third Way (Hand On The Torch Vol II) and the  Hand On The Torch 20th Anniversary Double CD.

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