Tag: funk

September 6, 2018 /

Now here’s a gem.

Alright, so backstory. In 1986 hip-hop was transitioning from a fad into a cultural and commercial juggernaut, and the Beastie Boys were there to push it over the edge.

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June 7, 2018 /

WHEW LAWD! Now if I could bring back any defunct group from the ether, it’d have to be New Kingdom

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January 11, 2018 /

Happy new year…did everyone make it?

2017 was a goddamn mess, wasn’t it, filled with anxiousness, anger, and confusion in the nation, and personally, I felt much of the same way.

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August 10, 2017 /

When it comes to ’80s funk, Zapp are heavyweights. Coming straight out of Ohio (that great funk state) the Troutman brothers, Larry, Roger, Lester, and Terry, came to prominence with the help of musical gawds Bootsy Collins and George Clinton (king of the P-Funk), and a magical little device called a talkbox, and changed popular music forever.

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June 7, 2017 /

Bring the funk.

The Menahan Street Band, named after a street in Bushwick, Brooklyn where founder Thomas Brenneck lived at the time, is a funk band composed of Brenneck and musicians from other notable funk / soul outfits like the Budos Band and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

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May 18, 2017 /

Time to hit you with some African disco!

Now Kiki Gyan is an artist whom I found bit mysterious when I initially came across his music.

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March 2, 2017 /

Dayton does not play when it comes to funk. There’s something about the the western Ohio locale which makes it so conducive to good music.

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December 22, 2016 /

I wonder if B.T. Express knew how significant their debut record would be.

Maybe.

Well, they probably did.

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August 4, 2016 /

Following in the spirit of the Native Tongues, the NY hip-hop movement of the late ‘80s and early ’90s which emphasized intelligence, positivity, and self-expression, the trio of Butterfly, Doodlebug, and Ladybug Mecca were on a completely ‘nother vibe as Digable Planets.

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November 19, 2015 /

It just hit me the Parliament-Funkadelic is playing D.C. TONIGHT and I’m missing the show. Damn!

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