George Clinton. Bootsy Collins: 'We're all funky, just not all of us know it'. He talks about drugs, racism, police brutality — and the healing power of music. Published: 15 Jun Published: 15 Apr Published: 8 Dec Published: 16 Jun Published: 4 Jun The multi-talented musician was the driving force behind some of the biggest hits of 70s funk — and an inspiration to scores of hip-hop artists.
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Music as we know it would look a lot different and less colorful without the contributions of George Clinton. From his early musical beginnings in doo-wop and as a songwriter at Motown, the hugely prolific Clinton went on to form the bands Parliament and Funkadelic, two of the most important groups of the s. With Clinton at the helm of their Mothership, they uprooted funk from its earthly origins, sending it into outer space. Having made P-Funk a household name, Clinton went on to build an impressive solo discography, all the while inspiring a legion of West Coast rap artists and holding the reins of a sensational band called the P-Funk All Stars. As part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, Clinton sat down on the lecture couch for a rare, intimate chat about his momentous life and career, and touched on everything from Maggot Brain to sampling. I love being in New York. Especially Brooklyn.
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George Clinton has reinvented himself enough for several lifetimes. During one of his many primes, he led the funk music vanguard as a multitalented bandleader. In the mid to late s, Clinton merged his groups Parliament and Funkadelic into a super band of over 10 musicians known for their legendary P-Funk sound. Now 78, Clinton has slowed down a bit, but his creativity is constant and clear.
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