One of the greatest bass guitarists of all time. Possibly THE greatest. He worked with James Brown, Parliament and Funkadelic, and according to my flatmate he invented bass rhythms that would later become the basis of 90s hip hop. Ol’ Gregg gives us the back story about how he got the funk, and here are a couple of rappers that tried to sample some of that sweet milky funk juice.
MP3: Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You (1976) | Buy
MP3: 2 Pac – I Rather Be Ya Nigga ft. Richie Rich (1996) | Buy
MP3: N.W.A. – I’d Rather Fuck You ft. CPO (1991) | Buy
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Check out the Alchemist produced banger by Fat Joe: “Bust at you” using the track as blueprint for the vocals.