George Clinton is an intergalactic treasure and musical icon with few peer. He talks to AHH about his special love of Hip-Hop.
George Clinton has seen it all and done it all. The futuristic pioneer is the second most sampled artist in Hip-Hop hands down and has a tenured space in the culture. Before rap, the 80-year old transformed the landscape of music with P-Funk, but his roots run far deeper. We came through the psychedelic era, the Motown was straight, clean cut, then psychedelic era, everybody went wild, Woodstock, the acid, the drugs, he says. I mean, that was it. And we were forever changed by the likes of Flash Light, Aqua Boogie, One Nation Under a Groove, Atomic Dog and numerous groundbreaking albums. He put the stank on the wax along with his bands Parliament-Funkadelic. It was only destiny that the sounds seep into the culture of Hip-Hop Artists like Dr. Dre, Outkast, Warren G, Redman, Snoop Dogg, EPMD, Digital Underground and many others were influenced profoundly by King Clinton. While in Detroit, he was a part of Motown, but decades later witnessed a young, pre-Dr. Dre Eminem rise in Detroit. You can see Brother George Clinton in everything from Redmans