George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
The sad truth may be that most of America knows George Clinton as the rainbow-haired dude who funked up PCU, but the rest of the world knows him as the King of Interplanetary Funksmanship with the Parliament Funkadelic collective. Still going strong at age 67 (his granddaughter recently joined the ensemble), Clinton flavors his hard funk with hip-hop, doo-wop and straight-up rock and roll. The group’s combustible live shows frequently feature 20-plus musicians powering through one of the most sampled catalogs in hip-hop history.
Video for “Atomic Dog” by George Clinton: