Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What is Funk?

If I were to be asked this question, I might say 'it is music from the the 70's to the early 80's', and then name bands that were involved with this genre to which the listener can get a gist of what funk is all about.

I checked out wikipedia for a clear definition of 'Funk' and it is defined as 'African-American musicians applied "funk" to music with a slow, mellow groove, then later with a hard-driving, insistent rhythm because of the word's association with sexual intercourse.'...hmmm.. For more on the origins of the word:

Origin of Funk

Now that we know what Funk is (or somewhat understand for those that aren't familiar..), I will be posting videos and/or downloads to differentiate different genres of funk be it 70's, 80's and so on..

Lets start out with 70's funk. Most of the 70's funk are highly used samples in hiphop/rap. Watch, listen and vibe out to them.

Credit this one to Dopeshoes, she put me up on Bobby Patterson. Late 70's steeze.

B.T. Express..Need I say more? THIS..IS..FUNK! ha. Late 70's.

The Unemployed - They Won't Let Me. Ill ish! woh! Early 70's steez on this one.

That's it for now. Hope ya'll got a taste of what funk is all about. Bookmark us, RSS feed us, or keep checkin back! Stay tuned...

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