Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You ?

Watch The Mothership Get Reassembled For Its Museum Debut
July 3, 2014
George Clinton Interview on Good Day LA
October 22, 2014

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You ?

The long-awaited memoir from one of the greatest bandleaders, hit makers, and most influential pop artists of our time—known for over forty R&B hit singles—George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Street Date : October 21, 2014

George Clinton began his musical career in New Jersey, where his obsession with doo-wop and R&B led to a barbershop quartet—literally, as Clinton and his friends also styled hair in the local shop—the way kids often got their musical start in the ’50s. But how many kids like that ended up playing to tens of thousands of rabid fans alongside a diaper-clad guitarist? How many of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage during concerts? How many put their stamp on four decades of pop music, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond?

One of them. That’s how many.

How George Clinton got from barbershop quartet to funk music megastar is a story for the ages. As a high school student he traveled to New York City, where he absorbed all the trends in pop music, from traditional rhythm and blues to Motown, the Beatles, the Stones, and psychedelic rock, not to mention the formative funk of James Brown and Sly Stone. By the dawn of the seventies, he had emerged as the leader of a wildly creative musical movement composed mainly of two bands—Parliament and Funkadelic. And by the bicentennial, Clinton and his P-Funk empire were dominating the soul charts as well as the pop charts. He was an artistic visionary, visual icon, merry prankster, absurdist philosopher, and savvy businessmen, all rolled into one. He was like no one else in pop music, before or since.

Written with wit, humor, and candor, this memoir provides tremendous insight into America’s music industry as forever changed by Clinton’s massive talent. This is a story of a beloved global icon who dedicated himself to spreading the gospel of funk music.

Order the book


  1. FLASHLIGHT2013 says:


  2. Cope says:

    When does the new album “First You Got 2 Shake The Gate” come out? I don’t see it listed anywhere?

  3. Budge says:

    Sold out on Amazon UK already!!

  4. dee l smith says:

    cant wait to read this web here jack.aint nobody and i mean NOBODY messin with george and the pfunk.period!

  5. DeeLucks says:

    waitin on dat Parliament album..

    I bout 1,000 air freshener plug-ins, cuz I know it’s gonna b


    • desi soto says:

      When is the new Parliament album coming out? First ya gotta shake the gate slaps hard. I’ve waited a long time for any new p-funk to come out. Its been well worth it. Parliament Funkadelic they on some other s___!!!

  6. Kathy GTG says:

    this book is so funky it stank so good! just like dezzzzz nuttssssss! EVERYBODY BUY THE BOOK AND THE NEW ALBUM. ITS SO STANKIN FUNKY! P-FUNK 4 LIFE!!!!!

  7. Bbob says:

    The book is extremely well written. As for the album, well I won’t believe it until it’s actually doing it to me in my ear hole.

  8. Tony Cenedella says:

    I just purchased the book for my Kindle.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *