When you have a body of work that has been sampled over 800 times that is no small feat. In fact it is mind blowing to think of that amount of influence, but as our AOM George Clinton so aptly put it: The Funk (or more precisely George’s Brand of Funk) is in the DNA of Hip Hop. You don’t have to take my word for it, just follow this link and check the credits… Now for a few faves in no particular order.

Crucial Conflict gets down in the middle of the barn with Funkadelic’s “I’ll Stay”

This right here!!! S-N-P with Parliament’s “All Your Goodies Are Gone” in the mix

PE doin’ what they do with “Get Off Your Ass And Jam” from Funkadelic

How about a little Sweet Tee over top of “Mothership Connection”

Brand Nubian incorporates Parliament’s “Flash Light”.

Dr. Dre on the Anthem

EPMD with this classic over top of “One Nation Under A Groove”

So much classic material. We would love for you to share some of your favorite tracks that have sampled our AOM, hit us up in the comment section.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.