George Clinton Announces Album With Flying Lotus
If there is one man synonymous with the work "Funk", it has to be George Clinton. Founder of the "P-Funk" movement, Clinton has provided the world with some of its all-time grooviest tracks, his earliest hits dating as far back as the late 1960s. On the brink of hitting a milestone age 75, Clinton is showing no signs of slowing down. In 2014, the musical mastermind released a tell-all autobiography, Brothers Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?, along with a coinciding new 3-disc Funkadelic record, First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate. Continuing his hot streak into 2015, Clinton appeared on a number of songs for popular Hip-Hop figures such as Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces and most notably, Kendrick Lamar.
In a recent interview with Noisey, Clinton reflected on his incredibly reputable career as a whole, along with specifically looking into his resurgence to popularity in the past couple of years, and plans for the future.
Perhaps most interestingly, Clinton touches upon his relationship with Flying Lotus and even goes as far as revealing the two have a collaborative album in the works:
What pulled you toward Flying Lotus?
When I met Kendrick Lamar, that’s when I met him. We did “Wesley’s Theory.” I was just swept by their styles. As a matter of fact, we’re doing a record together now with Parliament. We’ll be doing some stuff with Flying Lotus on that. We’re going to be doing an album together.
While it is unclear as to whether FlyLo is working as a producer on the Parliament album or if he and Clinton have a completely separate album planned together, we are sure that their future work together will be legendary.
In the Noisey article, Dr. Funkenstein also revealed a new version of Funkadelic's "Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You" featuring both Ice Cube and Kendrick Lamar will be dropping soon, along with an accompanying music video:
Right now, I’m having pretty good luck working with Louie Vega, Kendrick Lamar, and now, Ice Cube. We did the single for the video “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You,” which will be out in a couple of weeks. And the version with Kendrick and Ice Cube will be out soon.
Earlier this autumn, Clinton released a new version of the single featuring a new Kendrick verse over a remixed beat by House DJ Louie Vega and Clinton himself. It is presumed that Kendrick's verse is the same one that will appear on the upcoming Ice Cube remix.