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Tha Funk Capital of the World

  • 1. Spreading Hope Like Dope (Intro)
    2. Hip Hop @ Funk U - (featuring Ice Cube/Snoop Dogg/Chuck D)
    3. Mirrors Tell Lies - (featuring Jimi Hendrix)
    4. JB -- Still the Man - (featuring Rev. Al Sharpton)
    5. Freedumb (When-Love-Becomes-a-Threat) - (featuring Dr. Cornel West)
    6. After These Messages - (featuring Samuel L. Jackson)
    7. Kool Whip - (featuring Phil Ade'/Candi$weetz)
    8. Real Deal, The - (featuring Candi$weetz/Mike Phillips/Sheila E.)
    9. Don't Take My Funk - (featuring Bobby Womack/Phelps "Catfish" Collins)
    10. If Looks Could Kill - (featuring Dennis Chambers/Zion Planet 10/Bla Fleck)
    11. Minds Under Construction - (featuring Buckethead)
    12. Siento Bombo - (featuring Oui wey/Oui Wey Collins/Olvido Ruiz)
    13. Jazz Greats, The (A Tribute to Jazz) - (featuring Linda Shider/George Clinton/George Duke/Ron Carter)
    14. Garry Shider Tribute - (featuring Nick Arnold/Linda Shider/George Clinton/Chrissy Dunn)
    15. Stars Have No Names (They Just Shine) - (featuring Nick Arnold/Faith Daniels/Chrissy Dunn/Ronni Racket/Casper)
    16. Chocolate Caramel Angel - (featuring Tom Joyner/Casper/Razzberry Hershey/Faith Daniels/Ronni Racket/Musiq (Soulchild))
    17. Yummy, I Got the Munchies - (featuring Tom Joyner/Razzberry White/Musiq (Soulchild))
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7310

  • Credits
    EngineerJohnny "Juice" Rosado; Charles Reynolds; Erik Zobler; Toby Donohue; Oui Wey Collins; Dave "Diz Mix" Lopez; Bootsy Baby; Asmandis Ivasili; Robert Musso; Alex Fraser; Dan Monti; Bootsy Collins

    Personnel: Bootsy Collins (rap vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums, drum programming); Catfish Collins (vocals, guitar); Adrian Hall, Candice Cheatham, Nick Arnold, Linda Shider, George Clinton , Zion Planet 10, Olvido Ruiz, Chrissy Dunn, The Bootzilla Choir, Razzberry White, Pastor Cooper, Li'l Diamond, Musiq (Soulchild), Penny Ford, Tony Wilson , Bobby Womack (vocals); Danny Ray, Tom Joyner, Ice Cube, Jimi Hendrix, Phil Ade', Faith Daniels, Rev. Al Sharpton, Xavier Styles, Khrys Styles, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Dr. Cornel West (rap vocals); Buckethead, Garry Shider, Shawn Steele, Ronni "Racket" Jennings (guitar); Bla Fleck (banjo); Jerald Daemyon, Paul Patterson, Casey Driessen (strings); Hal Melia, Randy Villars, Brian Hogg (saxophone); Gary Winters, Mike Wade (trumpet, flugelhorn); Fred Wesley, Marck Fields (trombone); Joel "Razor Sharp" Johnson, Morris Mingo, Bernie Worrell (keyboards); Frankie "Kash" Waddy, Steve Jordan , Dennis Chambers, Shelia E (drums); Oui Wey Collins (drum programming).
    Recording information: Bootzilla Re-Hab; Germany; LA; Lench Mob Studios, Los Angeles; The Institute of Audio Research, NYC; The Terrordome, Strong Island, NY.
    Photographers: Michael Weintrob; David Carlo; Mark Alexander.
    Thinking big, Bootsy Collins' 2011 effort is a conceptual trip, a funky history lesson brought to life by the P-Funk veteran, his rock-solid band, and a slew of guest stars, ranging from rapper Ice Cube to professor Cornel West. In between, there's funk-rock shredding from freaky and frequent collaborator Buckethead, some psychedelic storytelling by way of an old Jimi Hendrix interview, plus better-than-expected prose from both Rev. Al Sharpton (on the cultural magnificence of James Brown) and Samuel L. Jackson (on how the funk era was a Renaissance for the hood). Underneath it all, the P-Funk jams pop and stroll with that same old swagger, while Bootsy himself beams down his wild bits of Mothership wisdom, including "It's recess time, so put a smile on your mind" ("Don't Take My Funk") and "If you wanna lead the orchestra, you're gonna have to turn your back to the crowd" ("Siento Bombo"). The album is a bit too fat to be considered classic, but there's a casual charm to this free-flowing, reminiscence party which could have just as easily been an elaborate mess. A tribute to the late P-Funk guitarist Garry Shider and an appearance from Bootsy's older brother Catfish Collins -- who died before the album saw release -- add poignancy to this rich and funky success. ~ David Jeffries

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.74) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[This is] his most alive-sounding disc in nearly two decades....Here, Collins steps into his role as a living musical institution..."
    Billboard (p.32) - "[E]pic in scale, from its 16 mostly woofer-shaking tracks to the generation-spanning guest list."
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