Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Time Warp ... 1973 : Sour Soul | Pool Pah ("OTTR" Sample / Wiz Khalifa x Currensy x Big Sean) #BlackHistoryMonth

African-Americans created a new form of rhythmic music through a blend of soul music, jazz, and R & B. This new form became known as the genre of Funk. Funk music usually contains rhythm instruments like the electric guitar, electric bass, hammond organ, and drums intertwining to one complex rhythm. Saxophones, trumpets, and trombones are often thrown into the mix as well.
Developed in the early 60's and evolved in the late 60s - early 70s, Funk music skyrocketed through Black artists like James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, George Clinton/Parliament, Con Funk Shun, Stevie Wonder and more. It was in the 70s where the era of funk became mainstream.
Not only was Funk music in the U.S., it also disseminated to Africa to form what is known as 'AfroBeat' (a term coined by Nigerian Musician, Fela Kuti... who is said to have been heavily influenced by James Brown's music). Several different forms developed of Funk music : Funk Rock, Boogie, Electro Music, Go-Go which are still pertinent in the music world today.

Circa 1973.
This is a prime example of a perfect sample flip. 'OTTR' received crazy play the summer of 2011 for quite a few reasons. It's so easy to get lost in its' entirety. Here's the Wiz Khalifa x Currensy x Big Sean "OTTR" funk sample... "Sour Soul" by. Pool Pah

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