George Clinton at the Howard Theatre was nothing short of amazing and I’m glad to have finally bared witness to such musical royalty. Now I know you may be wondering why I’d be discussing a seasoned veteran that hasn’t been in the limelight for quite some time on SC, we’ll allow me to school you for a second. George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic gave a fresh new sound to music in the 70s/80s that would breathe life into the West Coast rap scene with artists like Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg leading the pack. Dr. Dre along with Warren G would flip the term ‘P-Funk’ to ‘G-Funk’ as a gangsta rap twist to the classic funk sound that George Clinton help create. Fast forward to 2018 and there’s still a heavy influence that can be heard in tracks like Childish Gambino’s Redbone or Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly. At 74 George can still perform with high energy and rock the crowd like in his hay day. All in all, I’m glad to have finally crossed this legend off of my bucket list.
Jay Stereo is a Producer for Stereo Champions originally from Atlanta, Ga. He's a lover of photography, music, and all things pop culture. Currently residing in Washington DC, he enjoys attending the latest concerts and taking pictures of his favorite artists.