Finding The Funk, our latest Rock Doc, recently premiered in New York City, drawing veterans from across the world of music. George Clinton, one of funk’s foremost innovators, broke down why any true artist should study the genre’s roots to fully understand its significance.
The legend dissected the styles that lent themselves to funk’s birth in the late 1960s. “Blues is the real cohesiveness,” said Clinton, who also labeled R&B as “that commercial funk that everybody loves to dance to and make love to.”
With Clinton dubbing rock as the music that makes “you finally bust loose,” he straight up captured funk’s raw intensity with one basic statement: “Funk is nasty!”
Finding The Funk makes its debut on VH1 later this year.