They don’t call James Brown “The Godfather of Soul” for nothing. Not only did this man *own* the genre, but we still feel the aftershock effects from creative bomb he dropped on music. Like paying homage to the godfather, each generation seems to want to give tribute to James Brown…which is why he gets his own movie.
Today Get On Up is out in theaters, so today we honor the man whose songs have been loved and sampled and remixed into a lasting legacy.
Glassnote’s very own Childish Gambino pays tribute by sampling Brown’s “Funky President” (look for it around the 10 second mark…and throughout).
Check it out on our first installment of Glassnote’s Songs for the WKND playlist, which you can subscribe to here for new favorites to make you Get Up Offa That Thang every weekend.