Funkadelic & Kendrick Lamar Release the Funk Jam of the Year. Just Try Not to Move (Audio)
Besides his appearance on “Wesley’s Theory,” it is clear that George Clinton (and Parliament, Funkadelic) are major inspirations in To Pimp A Butterfly. The New Jersey native’s ability to balance heavy subject matter with the need to groove is something that the Compton, California MC is out to do.
Previously, Uncle George has called upon MCs in making his own spacey Funk. Ice Cube, RZA, Erick Sermon, and MC Breed have all worked on Clinton’s solo albums. Kendrick Lamar is the latest, as heard on Funkadelic’s “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?” Appearing on the just-released remix EP, the platinum TDE star drops a wordplay driven verse on the uptempo mix by House legend Louie Vega. This is on a totally different frequency than “Wesley’s Theory,” but still channels the P-Funk legacy, and the future of both Hip-Hop and Funk.
Does this generation gap work? Did First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate—the album the original version stems from get its due look in music circles?