The provocatively-titled FUNK THIS is, she says, â€œthe album Iâ€™ve been promising my fans for the past ten years.â€ And the kind of funk on the CD? â€œItâ€™s funk of many kinds with a wide range of different feelings. Itâ€™s soulful, soul-felt and from my soul.â€ That about says it all!
Say the name “Chaka” and most folks in the know instantly think of a woman who has made an indelible and lasting impression on the music scene of the past three decades.
First, as the lead singer of the massively successful R&B, funk and pop band Rufus, then as a solo artist in her own right who has influenced an entire generation of female vocalists (think Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Maysa among others).
Like Aretha, like Joni, like Tina, a first name will do. For there’s only one Chaka, woman of fire, possessed of a powerhouse, unforgettably distinctive trademark vocal style who sings with unrelenting passion, honest emotion and authenticity; no matter what the song, you can count on Chaka to deliver with realness, every time.