Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Early yesterday morning the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown passed away at the age of 73. Over the last 50 years James Brown has had a major influence on Rock, Funk, Soul, Pop, Hip Hop and Disco music. He single handedly changed the sound of music as we know it today. If it were not for James Brown The Hip Hop game especially would not be the same...just one cut from this cat shook the whole industry.. The "Funky Drummer" drums are the backbone for hundreds of Hip Hop classics including such artist as...

Big Daddy Kane
Beastie Boys
Biz Markie
Digable Planets
Gang Starr
Geto boys
Ice Cube
Mobb Deep
Public Enemy
Run Dmc
Slick Rick

..just to name a few. Almost every group/ M.C. in Hip Hop's "Golden Age" sampled this dude and everyday new artist continue to create and build new tracks with and around the musc James Brown has recorded. The hardest working man in show business is gone but will never be forgotten...nobody will ever get close to being as funky.


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