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George Clinton Talks About Working With Flying Lotus And The Funk

George Clinton talks about working with Flying Lotus, aging and an upcoming documentary on the legal problems artists face among other topics in an interview with Rolling Stone. Clinton shares the story of how Kendrick Lamar introduced Thundercat and Flying Lotus to Clinton when they were working on To Pimp A Butterfly. He recently praised Childish Gambino’s love of P-Funk which is evident on his highly-praised Awaken, My Love! Read the full interview at Rolling Stone.   The Parliament-Funkadelic founder will bring the New Year’s in performing at The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas and the show will be streamed live via a webcast and you can find out more about it at his official site.

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George Clinton & Funkadelic On KCRW

 
George Clinton, Funkadelic and Thundercat were in the KCRW studios and performed “Flashlight”  “Atomic Dog” and “Tear The Roof Off The Sucker.” Flying Lotus walks by during “Flashlight” and it’s a reminder that his Brainfeeder label is releasing Clinton’s next album. The whole session can be seen here. You can buy tickets for the Brainfeeder showcase at the Hollywood Bowl on September 17th here.

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Throwback: George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic-Erotic City

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George Clinton and his combined Parliament-Funkadelic band covered Prince’s “Erotic City” for the PCU soundtrack. The movie was a forgettable comedy about college life but Clinton’s Prince cover was worth the cost of the soundtrack. The irony of the song is the fact that Prince wrote it after seeing Clinton perform at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles in 1983, something he shared when he inducted Parliament-Funkadelic into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Clinton’s version was a straightforward cover with a few lyric changes,  the distinct vocals of Belita Wood and an additional chorus.

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R.I.P. Bernie Worrell

Bernie Worrell, who was a founding member of Parliament- Funkadelic died today at age 72. Worrell was the star keyboardist in both bands and is known for his memorable solo on “Flashlight” that influenced R&B, techno and hip-hop. The musician was the second person to receive one of Robert Moog’s synthesizer and this instrument became a guiding light of the P-Funk sound. Worrell’s futuristic keyboard was also heard on recordings by Bill Laswell, Fred Schneider,  Talking Heads, Mos Def’s Black Jack Johnson band and Prince Paul.  In recent times he performed with the Bernie Worrell Orchestra and had side projects with Les Claypool and Seattle band Khu.éex’. In January of 2016, he was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer. On April 4th and 5th the Black Rock Coalition hosted benefit concerts for his treatment. The New England Conservatory where he studied gave him an honorary doctorate in May 2016.

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Afropunk Mixtape: No Trumpism

Afropunk’s No Trumpism mixtape is a response to the current U.S. Presidential election and the cult of personality being built around Republican candidate Donald Trump. The music is a mix of rough rock with songs from Esperanza Spalding, Funkadelic and more.

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