Tag Archives: Music

ERYKAH IS LEGEND: FUNK WORLDWIDE

ERYKAH IS LEGEND: FUNK WORLDWIDE

Just off the set with Digable Planets and Ro James, among others at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater, for ATL’s Funk Fest, Erykah Badu brought the heat to the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans this Memorial Day weekend on the 28th.

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PURPLE MONUMENT TRIBUTES 4 PRINCE!

PURPLE MONUMENT TRIBUTES 4 PRINCE!

Rest In Power Brother Prince Rogers Nelson… On April 21st last year when Prince passed away, the loss was felt around the world for days afterwards, as exemplified by these photos below:

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BRUNO’S GOLDEN TRIBUTE IS A SOLID 24 KARATS OF FUNK

BRUNO’S GOLDEN TRIBUTE IS A SOLID 24 KARATS OF FUNK

Bruno Mars is without question a Funk-A-Teer!  He recently wrecked stages at the Grammy and iHeart awards, kicking off an International tour later this month, this weekend he does two nights in Vegas.  I’ve been feeling Mars’ music since his collaboration w/ B.o.B. on “They’ve Got Nothing on You.”  Now he’s a worldwide sensation.

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WHAT THE FUNK! My Current State of Mind

WHAT THE FUNK! My Current State of Mind

Above all, I’m grateful for my blessings, I can truly say that.  This coward that took the lives of so many innocent people in Orlando should not be called a terrorist.  It was a horrific occurrence, and while I do consider acts of violence terrorist acts, this weakling for lack of better description isn’t worthy.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE – A FUNKY CELEBRATION FOR A KING

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE – A FUNKY CELEBRATION FOR A KING

Living 57 years is great, but if he were still here, he’d be 58.  The ‘Controversy’ concerning his estate is a disgrace. People with a ‘Dirty Mind’, making claims to what he created, ‘Must Be Something in the Water They Drink.’

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80 EMPIRE “FALLING” for ANDREA are “SO SMOOTH” w/ BONE CRUSHER

80 EMPIRE “FALLING” for ANDREA are “SO SMOOTH” w/ BONE CRUSHER

80 Empire a.k.a. The Rezza Brothers and Andrea Godin are all from Canada, but their favorite music, was made in the lower half of North America.  The production duo and rising pop star got together and revamped Godin’s song “Falling.”

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REFLECTING ON PRINCE – A MONTH AFTER

REFLECTING ON PRINCE – A MONTH AFTER

It’s been a month yet it’s still very much in the forefront of my mind.  Although he was not an actual friend, he was a very dear companion to me through his music, as he was to millions.  My last entry on him was merely a mention of his latest release “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2.”

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PRINCE DOES IT AGAIN – “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2”

PRINCE DOES IT AGAIN – “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2”

Prince’s release “Hit N Run,” was a definite favorite of mine last year… http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2015/12/07/the-funky-top-10-for-2015/ – Now his majesty has followed it up with “Hit N Run: Phase Two”…

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THE GRAMMYS ARE COMING!!!

THE GRAMMYS ARE COMING!!!

The 58th Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  A couple months ago, I wrote about a few artists I believed were worthy of recognition, and they’re all among the artists nominated…

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FUNK AD(D)$ UP TO DOLLAR$ – PT. $EVEN

FUNK AD(D)$ UP TO DOLLAR$ – PT. $EVEN

The Isley Brothers hit “Fight the Power” is currently featured in a new commercial for Nespresso.  The spot features actors/ directors George Clooney and Danny DeVito‎.

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FUNKY JAZZ IN 2015 – FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

FUNKY JAZZ IN 2015 – FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

A couple of classics were released this past year, a few tributes, music from some that are jazz favorites and a couple of relative new-comers.  Harry Connick’s new release is a little different from what is longtime fans may be used to from him.  His CD “That Would Be Me” was released this month.  Herb Alpert’s “Come Fly with Me,” became available last month, as well as Lizz Wright’s “Freedom & Surrender.”  http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2015/09/17/for-the-funkin-love-of-lizz/

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DRE’S NEW “COMPTON” FUNK!

DRE’S NEW “COMPTON” FUNK!

Andre Romelle Young, better known as Dr. Dre, has dropped his new album “Compton”.  The release came like a thief in the night, with minimal promotion and fanfare, just before the movie “Straight Outta Compton” hits theaters.

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The Bill Withers Interview

The Bill Withers Interview

Bill Withers is a living legend.  He is unquestionably, the most regular famous guy, I have had the fortune to talk to.  When Sony/ Columbia Records released a greatest hits collection of his music titled, “The Best of Bill Withers: Lean on Me” back in 2000, I had the honor of doing a phoner interview with him.

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SHEEFY: NEW FUNKIN’ TALENT FROM DETROIT

SHEEFY: NEW FUNKIN’ TALENT FROM DETROIT

Every so often a new talent comes along with a means of expression that surpasses the average that currently exist.  Up and coming artist, Tashif “Sheefy” Turner, fits that description.  Straight outta Detroit, here’s a taste, that will forever reign as a mark of his beginnings…

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BROTHERS LOUIS JOHNSON & BB KING – The Art of FUNK & BLUES

BROTHERS LOUIS JOHNSON & BB KING – The Art of FUNK & BLUES

Louis Johnson, of the Brother’s Johnson discovered by Quincy Jones, passed away on May 21st.  Truly one I was blessed to have met, and got to interview about his life and music, he was unquestionably one of the FUNKIEST to ever hold a bass guitar.

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“It Comes in Threes” – In Memory of Percy, K2 & Johnny

“It Comes in Threes” – In Memory of Percy, K2 & Johnny

“It Comes in Threes” is a phrase you’ll hear, usually by way, of unfortunate circumstances.  Nothing could have prepared me for the recent tragic events that I’ve experienced.  Two people that I had the fortune to work with, and one that I have been inspired by, passed on within three days of each other.

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20 Sounds of Sirens, Soulful Spirits, Icons & FUNK – “Empire” is #1

20 Sounds of Sirens, Soulful Spirits, Icons & FUNK – “Empire” is #1

In the midst of societal ills and personal challenges I look to family and music for solace. Holy Moly! There are a few things that I am remiss about discovering at this juncture and some new releases and tunes forthcoming that I’m very excited to hear. Music serves as therapy for me, and is and will always be, the universal language that conjoins the hearts and minds of humanity.

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Oh How We Love the FUNK of Shonda Rhimes

Oh How We Love the FUNK of Shonda Rhimes

On the day after Eric Holder announces the results of the Federal Investigation on Ferguson…  Shonda Rhimes incorporates the essence of current events on “Scandal,” presenting the horror of the Michael Brown case and addressing the issue of “illegal immigrants”, via “Olivia Pope” ala Kerry Washington.

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NEW FUNK: The Sonic Sights of FKA Twigs

NEW FUNK: The Sonic Sights of FKA Twigs

‎Straight outta the U.K., FKA Twigs’ new album “LP1” dropped the latter part of last year.  Real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett, she’s an English singer-songwriter, producer and dancer originally from Gloucestershire, that’s already become a trend setter in fashion.

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ANOTHER FUNKIN’ PSA – B.O.B.’s “New Black”

ANOTHER FUNKIN’ PSA – B.O.B.’s “New Black”

All three of Bobby Ray’s studio releases have made the Funkalicious lists of best albums of the year.  Ever since his first CD, “B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” this talented performer and producer has been droppin’ musical bombs that have exploded beyond the genre of hip-hop.  In addition to his official records, B.o.B. has also released the mixtapes “No Genre” (Import), “No Genre Pt. 2” and “New Black.”

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