Top 10 P-Funk Samples

george_clinton_photosynthesis_400Funk turns 73 today…or more accurately, the septugenarian space alien who brought funk to Earth celebrates his birthday on this day.  In tribute to the absolutely massive influence of our favorite rainbow-dreaded, crack-smoking, motor-bootied funkmaster, today’s Top 10 celebrates the very best songs to sample George Clinton’s P-Funkery.  Tell us what we missed!


10. Eric B. & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul

Samples “You’ll Like It Too”

9. De La Sol – Potholes in My Lawn

Samples “Little Old Country Boy”

8. Salt-N-Pepa – Get Up Everybody (Get Up)

Samples “Up For the Down Stroke”

7. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mistdobalina

Samples “Gloryhallastoopid (Pin the Tail On the Funky)”

6. The Black Crowes – Remedy

Samples “The Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples”

5. Jay-Z – Justify My Thug

Samples “The Witch” 

*some bullshit about how this song was made since there is no official video available online

4. En Vogue – Free Your Mind

Samples “Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow”

3. Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill

Samples “Can You Get To That”

2. Crucial Conflict – Hay

Samples “I’ll Stay”

1. Dr. Dre – Let Me Ride

Samples “Swing Down, Sweet Chariot”


Dave Tomar is an author and music journalist. The 2012 memoir, The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat (Bloomsbury USA), details Tomar’s decade as an academic ghostwriter and highlights the critical need for reform in higher education. Tomar has appeared on ABC World News, Nightline, The Today Show and Fox Business to discuss his book. Dave Tomar is also the editor and lead writer for music blog The Liner Note.

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