The P-Funk Godfather George Clinton Flashes Back On Some Of His Finest Grooves (Video)

Front man for Parliament, Funkadelic, and his own amazing solo career, George Clinton just published his memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?. The Plainfield, New Jersey native has been anything but plain in his six decades of making music. The barber-turned-Doo Wop singer-turned head Funkateer has massively influenced Hip-Hop, especially the likes of Dr. Dre, Digital Underground, and De La Soul—whom, Clinton revealed, was the first act to pay him for sampling, an astounding $100,000 for 1989’s “Me, Myself & I.”

Appearing on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning (November 7), the longtime recording star for Casablanca Records and later Capitol, appeared in a video earlier this week discussing his accomplishments with Mtume’s James Mtume, as well as NPR.

“If it weren’t for flashbacks, I’d have no memory at all.” – George Clinton.

#BonusBeat: Travel to the Funk galaxy with this 1975 Mothership Connection deep groove, “Night Of The Thumpasorus People”:

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