He was a psychedelic rap pioneer who was one of the first — and best — at translating George Clinton’s P-Funk across genres and generations. He was a high-concept ringleader of a canonical hip-hop band indelibly remembered for a song cycle about NASA-created “sex packets” that somehow helped cement hip-hop’s status as a genre with immense crossover power. He was an eccentric visionary who collaborated with Dr. Dre and Prince, and helped discover 2 Pac and produced tracks that would make him a star. And with his amorous Humpty creation, he ensured that Burger King bathrooms would never be seen the same way.

From the Washington Post

Paying our respects to the man, Shock G this week. Then more hip hop and funk.

The Beat Diet, April 29th 2021 (mp3 – 153Mb)

artist – name [time]
Digital Underground – The New Jazz (One)
Digital Underground – Return of the Crazy One
Digital Underground – Underwater Rimes (Remix)
Digital Underground – Packet Man
Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns Featuring Maceo Parker – Four Play
Digital Underground ft Tupac – Same Ole Song
Digital Underground – Sound Of The Underground
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
Digital Underground – Doowutchyalike
Parliament – Flash Light (12-Inch Version)
Digital Underground – Kiss Me And I’ll Kiss You Back
Digital Underground – The D-Flowstrumental
Digital Underground – A Tribute To The Early Days
Olympic Runners – Put The Music Where Your Mouth Is
Orange Krush – Action
Turtles, the – Buzzsaw
Ice Cube – Jackin’ For Beats
x-clan – heed the word
D-Nice – Call Me D-Nice
Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
MC Lyte – paper thin – Marco Primo re-edit
A Tribe Called Quest – 1nce Again (Jackin For Beats Remix)
Kool & The Gang – Who’s Gonna Take The Weight
Sir Joe Quarterman – I’m Gonna Get You
3rd Bass – Oval office
Roots, The – Din Da Da
Mestizo Beat – Potbelly
Freak Motif – Death of the King
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Great to Be Here
KAYTRANADA, Kali Uchis – 10%
The Agricolites – Bakusti Barista
The Heavyweights Brass Band – Get Off the Ground (feat Kevin Breit)
Spiltmilk – Mecca
Sargeant X Comrade – Soul Queen (feat Touch, Choclair)
Katalist Productions – Sublime
Sargeant X Comrade – Romance In Outer Space (feat Kool Keith & DJ WeezL)
Terror Firma – La Vonda’s Song
Free Nationals, Mac Miller & Kali Uchis – Time
Mac Miller – My Favorite Part [ft ariana grande]
Abdominal – Open Relationship
RJD2 – Here’s What’s Left
Stro Elliot – Virginia Wolf
Deadbeats – Funky for You
Tom Misch feat. Jordan Rakei – Wake Up This Day