If and when you’re in L.A. and need a dose of some FUNK, check out The Mason Affair. These guys have been compared to the likes of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Aloe Blacc, Ozomatli, Parliament/Funkadelic and Galactic. For me they’re a great fusion band of FUNK and Jazz, bringing flavor on their songs “All Night”, “I Can Tell You” and “Eyes On Fire.”
According to Shadow and Act, Spike Lee spent years trying to get his Jackie Robinson project financed and produced (unsuccessfully), only to eventually watch Legendary Pictures and Brian Helgeland launch their own Jackie Robinson picture with Chadwick Boseman. (You can read our post on the movie “42″ here).
Now I don’t typically write about music at the museum, but there are some artists that I just love and I get really excited when they release new music. So I had to put this info out to the people! There seems to be a lot going on in what I would call the “real” music category right now…
What is a friend? I’ve always said and still say that my love and friendship are eternal. It’s just the way I’m built, the way I am, the way I was brought up. Unfortunately not everyone holds this to be true. Someone once said that “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts of people around the world.” According to “Google,” a friend is a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations.
About a week ago I’m riding the subway, i-pod playing, I’m grooving to Dr. Dre, sit down and look up… it’s Jigga.. for what, Duracell batteries?
I was introduced to Franco’s art recently and was impressed with his use of 1960′s and 1970′s culture, politics, entertainment, and sports imagery in his work. I particularly dig his unique spin on the Fist Afro Pick, which back in the day represented Black Power and the Revolution. I am glad to have Franco’s art as a part of our Aesthetic Grooves blog. I hope you enjoy.
The Museum of UnCut Funk recently featured Kagan McLeod and his Infinite Kung Fu graphic novel in Aesthetic Grooves. VERY FUNKY STUFF. You can read all about it here - http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2012/04/07/infinite-kung-fu-part-1-by-kagan-mcleod/. While checking out Kagan’s work I stumbled across his amazing music themed ink drawings of some of my musical heroes. I reached out to Kagan and got his approval to post this work on our site. This cat creates some of the flyest images that fully represents what the Museum is all about.
Thanks Kagan…Sista ToFunky!
Cosmic Slop is a thought-provoking trilogy created by Reginald Hudlin, executive produced by Reginald and his brother Warrington Hudlin, which aired on HBO in 1994. Hosted by George Clinton, the trilogy borrows it’s title from the 1973 Funkadelic album and song.
Satoshi was born in Japan in 1967. In 1992, he began work in a video production company working as a designer. In 1996, he began to take on work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.
It’s been almost three years now, that I posted three blogs about how FUNK has been and is still used in advertising and pop culture. It’s practically 2012 and ain’t a damn thing changed.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk spent the evening of July 22, 2009 celebrating George Clinton’s 68th birthday with him and the P-Funk crew at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey.
Recent reports would have us believe that Sly Stone is destitute and homeless. Although the now Michael Jackson Estate owns the publishing of Sly Stone’s music, he still has ownership as a writer. How much money he has or as to extent of what his resources are are unbeknown-st to me and none of my business, but I hope and believe the living legend is actually not on his last leg.
The Museum of UnCut Funk is all about celebrating the power of THE FUNK and of 1970′s Black Culture. As we continue to provide information on one of the most powerful and productive decades in Black history, we also want to pay homage those those who passed this year who were major players during this period and beyond.
The world of Funk and R&B was taken aback Sunday night, as word got out that one of music’s most beloved daughters took flight. The Motown Alumni Association (MAA) released a statement that singer TEENA MARIE passed on at age 54.
First I have to give a HUGE THANK YOU to my cousin, friend and sister in FUNK Loreen for her tireless efforts to make this James Brown interview and all the others posted possible.