#1 Fan by The World Famous Tony Williams ft. Ron “Kat” Spearman is a super funky ballad about just how deep love can go. Spearman, a P-Funk All-Star alumnus spent several years touring with the God Father of Funk, George Clinton, as a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist. For the last few years (with George’s blessing), Spearman has dedicated his craft and time to his own band, KATDELIC, a Bay Area favorite known for their sold out shows. Now if that’s funky I don’t know what is.
Embodying the essence of being an eclectic project, Williams uses #1 Fan to educate his audience and communicate that breakups don’t have to equal bitterness. The song veers slightly to the other side of the road from his first single released titled, Money which features Pharoahe Monch, a bluesy rock inspired banger that also served as the leadoff number for his June (2016) mixtape release, The 7th Day.
“My new sound is my old sound, and Ronkat and I went to school together on this funk stuff a long time ago”
— The World Famous Tony Williams
The complete title of the album is a mouthful… The World Famous Tony Williams: TO GAIN THE WORLD, King or The Fool (an opera) Volume II is the sequel to his 2012 release King or the Fool (an opera) Volume I. This album also includes credits from Spearman, Marsha Ambrosius and more. Press play and enjoy!