Funk

When it comes to funk, as illustrated in the new VH1 documentary Finding the Funk airing again on VH1 in March, there are several groups…

Hip-Hop is a genre built on sampling. However, most young fans of the music rarely know that a drum loop on a KRS-One song was…

When Spike Lee needed funds for his new movie, he turned to his fans, friends and supporters who answered the call, raising over $1.2 million…

Jazz/funk keyboard legend George Duke passed away today at the age of 67. With a career spanning five decades, playing with everyone from Miles Davis to Frank Zappa and George Clinton, he has left an indelible mark on the world of music. A chameleon and master of any style he touched, check out George Duke […]

Jazz musician George Duke has passed away at the age of 67. Fans and friends in the industry are greatly saddened by the news.

Writer, producer and cultural critic Nelson George has covered Black music since his stint at Billboard’s black music editor in the early 80′s. During that…

George Clinton still has it. The funk master himself returned to his hometown of Newark, NJ to blow the socks off of fans and music connoisseurs at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. In an interesting interview with TheUrbanDaily.com, he described what it’s like being him from his eccentric wardrobe to the groupies. Born in North […]

This is a sad day for Jazz music and Hip-Hop music. The legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd passed away on February 4, but his nephew confirmed his death today. Amoeba reports that Byrd’s nephew, musician Alex Bugnon, took to Facebook to confirm the rumors of death, which had been circulating for several days. “I have no more patience for […]

We’ve been playing selections from Charlie Wilson’s new album, ‘Love, Charlie’ all weekend. It sounds like Uncle Charlie has created another timeless winner! You can hear new music from Charlie Wilson at the top of every hour all this weekend on 106.7 WTLC. We’re just having the best time with it, y’all. We wanted to […]

#SuperIndy is a real thing EVERYWHERE in the city! There’s a lot of attention focused on all the great stuff going on downtown, but a funk legend is playing in Broad Ripple tonight. George Clinton and The P-Funk All-Stars will be opening the Broad Ripple Super Fest tonight. Tickets are still available for $25 with […]

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Via: Wikipedia.com Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid-late 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, jazz and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk de-emphasizes melody and harmony and brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground. Funk songs are often based […]