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Thread started 05/01/16 2:05am

Dreamer2

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The END of FUNK? 2016

Is that it? , Prince has a Vault - inside is what is left of FUNK, has FUNK as a music ART form gone?

Uptown Funk - is a POP sample - will we ever see the real thing again, Pure FUNK?

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Reply #1 posted 05/01/16 2:19am

Thizz

Dreamer2 said:

Is that it? , Prince has a Vault - inside is what is left of FUNK, has FUNK as a music ART form gone?

Uptown Funk - is a POP sample - will we ever see the real thing again, Pure FUNK?

You realize George Clinton and Bootsy Collins are still alive right?

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Reply #2 posted 05/01/16 2:19am

jazzz

Well, George, Bootsy and Sly are still alive... they basically invented the genre
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Reply #3 posted 05/01/16 3:24am

dayzofwyld

Dreamer2 said:

Is that it? , Prince has a Vault - inside is what is left of FUNK, has FUNK as a music ART form gone?

Uptown Funk - is a POP sample - will we ever see the real thing again, Pure FUNK?

Oh don't be so silly

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Reply #4 posted 05/01/16 3:29am

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George's new stuff relies too much on hiphop producers and rappers to be the real deal anymore. There was some decent funk stuff included on the previous "Funkadelic" release, but a lot of it had been recorded ages ago already. Bootsy? He's been a hit and miss, but maybe he'll perk up for the next release. His material has been just too overproduced in general.

Prince really was the only "bigger artist" whose funk stuff still sounded "close enough" to the stuff he did when he came up with his own take of funk in the 80s

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Reply #5 posted 05/01/16 3:44am

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novabrkr said:

George's new stuff relies too much on hiphop producers and rappers to be the real deal anymore. There was some decent funk stuff included on the previous "Funkadelic" release, but a lot of it had been recorded ages ago already. Bootsy? He's been a hit and miss, but maybe he'll perk up for the next release. His material has been just too overproduced in general.

Prince really was the only "bigger artist" whose funk stuff still sounded "close enough" to the stuff he did when he came up with his own take of funk in the 80s


--- You hit the nail on the head. It is really the beginning of the end of funk.
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Reply #6 posted 05/01/16 4:06am

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I've noticed a lot of people have a strong aversion to funk, like the generations that didn't grow up with it. At least when I've played P Funk to people I've known, nobody seems to dig it unless they're another musician. Once it's filtered and watered down via Dr Dre, Bruno Mars or whoever then it becomes palatable, but I can't imagine another all out P Funk style band breaking into the mainstream these days, they might be able to build a Phish-style underground following though.

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Reply #7 posted 05/01/16 4:14am

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Funkyfingers 2 the rescue stay tuned cool
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Reply #8 posted 05/01/16 4:19am

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There's no need to be so dramatic.

Have faith in the future, funk is not going anywhere and will continue to have skilled practioners, including some that have yet to be born.

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Reply #9 posted 05/01/16 4:20am

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Reply #10 posted 05/01/16 4:21am

FunkyFingers

Aerogram said:

There's no need to be so dramatic.



Have faith in the future, funk is not going anywhere and will continue to have skilled practioners, including some that have yet to be born.




Amen
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Reply #11 posted 05/01/16 6:22am

FlexiTime

jazzz said:

Well, George, Bootsy and Sly are still alive... they basically invented the genre


Sly Stone's still alive? eek

I was talking to a friend about him last week and we came to the conclusion he'd gone.
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Reply #12 posted 05/01/16 6:25am

SPYZFAN1

Funk ain't dead, it's still here. It's just in hiding until the right people come along and claim it.

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Reply #13 posted 05/01/16 6:55am

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Start here and you will discover the scene....

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Reply #14 posted 05/01/16 7:09am

mrwiggles

novabrkr said:

George's new stuff relies too much on hiphop producers and rappers to be the real deal anymore. There was some decent funk stuff included on the previous "Funkadelic" release, but a lot of it had been recorded ages ago already. Bootsy? He's been a hit and miss, but maybe he'll perk up for the next release. His material has been just too overproduced in general.

Prince really was the only "bigger artist" whose funk stuff still sounded "close enough" to the stuff he did when he came up with his own take of funk in the 80s




I'm telling you the next Parliament is something nice. He has been leaking snippets of it on periscope and it's a return to form. The last Bootsy album was strong and he's back in the studio too.

A lot of underground funk rumbling thru the world right now too. As GC so succinctly puts it "funk ain't never going nowhere it's forever coming".

It might have to be locked back up in the secrets of the pyramids until a more positive attitude towards this most sacred phenomenon can be acquired.
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Reply #15 posted 05/01/16 7:16am

nursev

George is too old, Sly is strung out on drugs...So yeah Prince was the last great, true funk artist. So yeah its over sad The current generation may pick it up, but who knows. My son who is 22 was listening to Bootsy Collins last week and it surprised the hell oughtta me lol So I guess Im hopeful.

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Reply #16 posted 05/01/16 7:18am

egansmind

Funk is not dead you just need to look a bit harder for it

Try Dam Funk on Stone Throw Records, they are heavy funk

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Reply #17 posted 05/01/16 7:29am

SPYZFAN1

Yeah Dam Funk is the shiz-nit! He's a big P fan too. My favorite by him is "I Like Your Big Ass"...reminds me of P from the "S.O.T.T" era.

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Reply #18 posted 05/01/16 7:34am

nursev

SPYZFAN1 said:

Yeah Dam Funk is the shiz-nit! He's a big P fan too. My favorite by him is "I Like Your Big Ass"...reminds me of P from the "S.O.T.T" era.

eek popcorn

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Reply #19 posted 05/01/16 7:37am

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The funk lives on.....

https://soundcloud.com/de...rk-n-knife

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Style is not biting style when U can't find the funk chatterbox
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Reply #20 posted 05/01/16 7:44am

DFUNK

Dreamer2 said:

Is that it? , Prince has a Vault - inside is what is left of FUNK, has FUNK as a music ART form gone?



Uptown Funk - is a POP sample - will we ever see the real thing again, Pure FUNK?





To be fair, Prince was never PURE FUNK either. So your question is invalid.
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Reply #21 posted 05/01/16 7:50am

Boringbastard

I'm going to see George Clinton in June. I'm pretty sure I'll find funk alive and well.
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