George Clinton Says He's Glad Childish Gambino Is Bringing Funk Back
(AllHipHop News) The topic of Funk music cannot be discussed without mentioning the legendary George Clinton.
Parliament-Funkadelic's frontman helped spread the P-Funk during the 1970's and 1980's.
Elements of the genre have been used in Hip Hop music for decades, and Childish Gambino embraced the Funk sound for his latest album Awaken, My Love!
HipHopDX spoke with Clinton about the Atlanta representative's new collection.
“I just heard it [Awaken, My Love] one time and I like the songs,” said the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. “I’m aware of his music and know he’s into P-Funk so I know it’s going to be some good music. I haven’t had a chance to get all the way into it. When I did hear it, it sounded like a cross between P-Funk and Prince influence. I’m proud that he’s into the funk and glad him and others are bringing some new funk back.”
Awaken, My Love! was produced by Gambino and Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson.
The LP opened at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart with 101,000 album-equivalent units earned in the first week.