Funk pioneer George Clinton has made no secret of his love for modern rap in the past. However, in a recent Reddit AMA, he revealed that he’s a fan of trap music, particularly the sounds coming out of Atlanta, and the sounds of Cardi B.
On the music he’s currently enjoying, he listed: “Flying Lotus, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z’s new album, Tra’Zae, and all that shit coming out of Atlanta. All that trap shit. I’m trapped in it.” Further along in the thread, he reiterated his love for Cardi B, stating that she’s his go-to artist for tunes in the car.
He added, “I’d like to work with Cardi B. She’s got the funk. And the new Jay Z album is the motherfucker.”
Furthermore, in the past, Detroit originator Derrick May has described techno as “George Clinton and Kraftwerk stuck in an elevator”. In answer to the myth, Clinton replied, “No I have never been in the elevator with Kraftwerk but I’d like to get in there and record a song with Kraftwerk.”
And as can be expected, the funk legend laid down some wise words on his favourite genre: “Funk will take care of itself. It will lead you to where you want to go. If I’m going to OD, that’s what I want to OD on, The Funk.”
You can read the full Reddit AMA here.