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MY DEFINITION OF FUNK: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

MY DEFINITION OF FUNK: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

FUNK IS GOOD!  FUNK is everything you think is Funky, and it doesn’t matter, if nobody else is Groovin’ to it – can ya dig it.  FUNK is UNIVERSAL, and it’s the FUNKY string of the universe, that ties us all together.  FUNK can be the stench from a dumpster, but my favorite FUNK, is the musical genre.  Louis Jordan is the Troglodyte of FUNK music!  “The Godfather of Soul,” James Brown, is the quintessential Pioneer of FUNK!  Sly Stone, is the Godfather of FUNK and Rick James is the King of Funk-n-Roll.  The collective artists of PARLIAMENT – FUNKADELIC featuring George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, took FUNK into the stratosphere, while Kool and the Gang kept it Dirty and Down to Earth…

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THE FUNKIEST MUSIC OF THE 70s

THE FUNKIEST MUSIC OF THE 70s

What’s happening folks, it’s S.D., your favorite OG (older gent) here!  Reflecting on some of my favorite musical artists of the 70’s (1970-1979).  It was during these times that I personally enjoyed the natural development and maturation of some already known R&B acts.  In addition to being introduced to new musicians from the “DISCO” era.

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WHAT DA FUNK? Stacy’s Chips Uses James Brown’s Flavor

WHAT DA FUNK? Stacy’s Chips Uses James Brown’s Flavor

I can’t say they stole the soul, but they sure do emulate it in their latest spot for their “Simply Naked” pita chips.  Stacy’s chips are actually a favorite of mine among healthy snacks.  As far as I’m concerned, the commercial pays homage to the FUNK legend, but I wonder what he would think if he was alive to see the T.V. ad.

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Funk Gettin Ready To Roll

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FUNKIN’ Female Rap Beefs – Lil’ Kim VS. Nicki Minaj

FUNKIN’ Female Rap Beefs – Lil’ Kim VS. Nicki Minaj

Rap rivalry is older than the genre of rap itself. Before MCs started dissin’ each other on wax, kids was playing the dozens in the playground with FUNK in the background. Back in the day, circa 1984, U.T.F.O. released the single “Hanging Out.” Produced by Full Force, the track didn’t hit, but the B-Side did! It was “Roxanne, Roxanne,” a song about a girl that wouldn’t give them the time of day. Fortunately for all lady MCs, it got a ton of radio airplay.

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