Music is always evolving and you must evolve with it or get left behind. Parliament-Funkadelic funk legend George Clinton in a interview with Rolling Stone talks about how he gained a second wind in the music industry. Every artist has ups and downs in their musical career, that is a given. Most artist never recover once they top charts and never regain momentum finally falling off a cliff.
In a effort to be relevant again and to reintroduce himself to a younger audience George Clinton he released a new 33 track Funkadelic triple album, First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate. Clinton also appeared in Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly album.
Clinton refers to all this activity as “reinventing the whole movement,” and his efforts are paying off – “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?,” a single from Shake the Gate, earned him more musical attention than he’s received in years. The track was reworked by one of the biggest names in house music, Louie Vega, and both Ice Cube and Lamar eventually contributed verses to the remix.
Read more about the in depth interview with George Clinton at Rolling Stone.