George Clinton also reveals which destination is North America's best weed city. Drake,
George Clinton is a music legend, that goes without saying, but his influence on hip-hop music in its formative years cannot be underestimated. From the first real G-funk records that both Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg gifted the world in the early-1990's and beyond, Clinton and his band Parliament have been hugely important to the groove-laden sound of old-school rap music and sampling culture in general. Today, he answered some fan questions during a Reddit AMA and revealed who his favorite artists of today are.
When he was asked what current hip-hop tracks he's blasting out his speakers on the regular, Dr. Funkenstein offered up some surprising answers. For one, he's rocking to the sounds of Cardi B, which makes me want to hear a full-blown funk cover of "Bodak Yellow" one of these days. Can the good doctor make it happen? Only time will tell.
Among his other favorites are Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z's 4:44 album and, as he put it, "all that shit coming out of Atlanta." Young Thug, Migos, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty and more should be put on notice: they're getting spins from a legend.
Later on, he was asked what his drug of choice was, the answer won't shock anyone - weed of course. However, during his response to an unrelated question, Clinton let it slip that Toronto, the city best known for producing the Drake-iest of all rappers, is apparently among the best places in on the continent to get that good green stuff. Check out his answers below.
Finally, he's on record as saying that his favorite bass line in one of his songs is the one off his latest track, "I'm Gon Make U Sick O'Me," which features veteran rapper Scarface in a vocal capacity. You can stream the song below via Spotify.