Red Bull #CultureClash Brings out DMX, Pusha T, Too Short, B-Real and George “P-Funk” Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic

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George Clinton performing Parliament’s “One Nation Under a Groove,” with the Jeffree’s crew

On Wednesday night (December 5th) Red Bull held up their reputation for going above and beyond what’s deemed normal for a musical concert or event.

With multiple EDM/trap derived beat making acts facing off in head to head beat battles, in what they call the “Culture Clash,” SMOG, Friends of Friends, Dim Mak and Jeffree’s battled it out for the crowds approval in Los Angeles, with SMOG winning in the end.

While SMOG came out on top, the night was highlighted by a plethora of guest appearances famed rap acts with the addition of funk music legend George “P Funk” Clinton, ringleader of Parliament Funkadelic.

Friends of Friends brought out Pusha T as he performed the G.O.O.D. Music hit song “Mercy.” Shortly thereafter Dim Mak brought out DMX who went through several of his hits including several songs from Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood mulit-platinum album.

SMOG then hosted B-Real from Cypress Hill on their stage as he performed his group’s hit “How I Could Just Kill a Man.”
Too Short also came out performed “Blow the Whistle” with SMOG which was only topped by George Clinton performing Parliament’s “One Nation Under a Groove,” with Jeffree’s.

George Clinton at The Stax Academy

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Funk music king George Clinton is scheduled to speak at a conference geared toward bringing access to music education to students in underserved communities.

The Stax Music Academy is hosting the Berklee City Music Network’s conference in Memphis, set to run Monday through Wednesday.

The event brings together experts who will speak to young people about getting an education in music. Clinton, a member of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic, will host a free, open-to-the-public master class with the Stax Music Academy ensemble on Monday night.

Berklee City Music Network provides contemporary music education to 4th- through 12th-graders in underserved communities at 37 sites, including the Stax Music Academy.

The academy provides an after-school music education program at the site of the former Stax Records.

CBC Radio documentary – Funkadelic: Funk Getting Ready To Roll

Funk Gets Ready To Roll

A forgotten chapter of Toronto music history becomes an hour-long audio documentary as Funk Getting Ready To Roll airs Sunday August 12 on CBC Radio’s Inside The Music. The documentary tells the story of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee George Clinton, his crew and their home base in Hogtown during the early 70s just before they hit big by mid-decade.
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Smithsonian Museum acquires Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership

Smithsonian Museum acquires Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture have acquired The Mothership, the iconic stage prop made famous by George Clinton’s legendary funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic in their live shows. The ship, which has been donated by Clinton, will help anchor a permanent music exhibition when the museum opens in Washington, D.C in 2015.
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George Clinton Fights For His Right To Funk

Funk pioneer George Clinton is on a mission to win back the rights to some of his best-known work from the 1970s and ’80s. It’s a situation many artists have found themselves in — partly because of the complicated copyright laws that govern their work.
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Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry adds new picks

Keep your eyes peeled for the Mothership on Wednesday.

That’s when Parliament’s legendary 1975 funk album “Mothership Connection” is cleared for landing on the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry, a collection of recordings deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
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An Honorary Doctorate for the Dr.

Berklee College of Music News
By Nick Balkin

George Clinton crashed a Berklee P-Funk Ensemble rehearsal for an MTV special a few years ago. Next month, he returns to the college to teach a four-day residency, perform a concert, and accept an honorary degree.
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Funkin’ Right!

At the age of 70, George Clinton continues to record and tour tirelessly, energizing sold out crowds worldwide and partnering with DC NetCast Media Group to reignite his music and publishing catalogue through the exploitation of new media. In a quest to recover a bevy of intellectual properties that were allegedly pilfered early in his career, Clinton filed an aggressive litigation on Monday that completes a decade long struggle to recover what is his.
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Mothership: The Decatur Connection

Mothership: The Decatur Connection is a collaborative project between funk legend, George Clinton, and hip-hop artist, Aleon Craft. This is the first time George Clinton (of Parliament Funkadelic) has linked up with a hip-hop artist for a complete, new project. George Clinton recorded 3 new records for the project, however, Mothership: The Decatur Connection consists of elements from… Aleon Craft’s Mothership Decatur (2011 Mixtape), the Parliament-Funkedelic catalog and original recordings from both Aleon Craft and George Clinton.
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NY Poopaganda

A recent story circulating the internet, print and radio media was misleading. On February 19, 2012, the New York Post published a factually incorrect story claiming that Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, George Clinton “doesn’t own the rights to any music he created from 1976 to 1983” because of a Florida judge’s ruling last month, which falsely suggests that there was some type of 2012 ruling in a current court case regarding George Clinton’s music rights. There is/was no such 2012 proceeding in Florida, or anywhere else, which conceivably supports the existence of this New York Post “story” in the worst sense of the word.
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