We’ve been talking about it for nearly a year, and now finally it’s here! At long last the booty-shakin’ documentary Finding The Funk is getting its television premiere on VH1 TONIGHT at 10PM ET/PT.
Directed by cultural critic Nelson George, the new VH1 Rock Doc chronicles one of pop music’s most beloved genres, exploring both the components and the innovative artists behind funk’s rise throughout the 1970s. The film gets a helping hand from The Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who provides narration, as well as memories and insights from legends like Bootsy Collins, Sly Stone, D’Angelo, Shelia E and many more!
Of course, no doc on the subject would be complete without thoughts from the Godfather of Funk himself, George Clinton! We were lucky enough to catch up with the Parliament-Funkadelic frontman at the SXSW festival last year, where he illuminated us by breaking down some of the crucial elements of the style. Watch the clip above to familiarize yourself, and then make sure to tune in to VH1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/PT to catch this funky fresh fantastic film!