Parliament Funkadelic’s George Clinton has been keeping the funk alive for more than 40 years at this point; and even at the tender age of 74, songs like “Wesley’s Theory” with Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus prove that he’s not thinking of slowing down.
During an interview with Noisey‘s Brian Josephs, Clinton was asked about how he met producer/MC/Brainfeeder head Flying Lotus: “When I met Kendrick Lamar, that’s when I met him. We did “Wesley’s Theory.” I was just swept by their styles. As a matter of fact, we’re doing a record together now with Parliament. We’ll be doing some stuff with Flying Lotus on that. We’re going to be doing an album together.”
Given the amount of work the two have done together this year, it’s unclear what he means by this. It could be an extension of WOKE, the supergroup FlyLo formed with Shabazz Palaces and Thundercat, or it could be a completely new project, but either way, we’re beyond excited to hear it. Between his work with Clinton and working with Herbie Hancock on his latest album You’re Dead and beyond, FlyLo’s been linking with a lot of music vets.
Speaking of rap collabos, a new reworking of Clinton’s “Ain’t That Funkin Kinda Hard On You?,” featuring both Ice Cube and Kendrick Lamar, will be dropping soon along with a music video. Listen to the version featuring just Kendrick below.