“If you just give a man a wig, he may not know how to brush it, but if you teach a man the value of his wig, he will always take care of his wig”
As the internets prattles on ad nauseum about the greatness of the Wigfather we thought that we should highlight a few of the many people that the Wigfather trained in his soulful school of Wig Ownership. In this way you still have the opportunity to see the Wigfather manifest his influence in the entertainment realm. JAMES BROWN is to music what MICHAELANGELO is to painting what SHAKESPEARE is to tragedy what the Sun is to life on Earth.
So show some mother effing respect to the Wigfather!
|JAMES BROWN – THE WIGFATHER
More than just a Wig Owner, the Wigfather used his wigs to buy record labels and radio stations. The Man knew that the Wigfather was the truth and he sent all kinds of ho’s and IRS flunkies after him to slow down his Night Train. The Wigfather’s example of creativity and determinism wasn’t lost on any of the musicians that he came in contact with either.
GEORGE CLINTON a/k/a STARCHILD
From humble beginnings as a doo wop singer and hair stylist from Plainview, New Jersey, the Wigfathers’ number one disciple became a major Wig Owner in his own right.
GEORGE CLINTON spearheaded the next generation of funk soldiers by creating several bands that would be recording albums all the while simultaneously touring. Parliament, Funkadelic, Parlet, The Brides of Funkenstein… The list goes on and on.
GEORGE CLINTON and BOOTSY COLLINS
Listen to the bassline on ‘Sex Machine’ and you are hearing a young BOOTSY COLLINS grind for JAMES BROWN and the J.B.’s. BOOTSY was an incredible talent and the Wigfather knew that with the right direction he would become a legend and extremely wig wealthy.
LENNY KRAVITZ and TERRENCE TRENT D’ARBY
It would take these two cats combined to give you the full impact that the Wigfather brought to the stage, but at least these dudes have been steady maintaining the wigs that they earned.
MICHAEL JACKSON a/k/a ‘THE KING OF POP’
If anyone realized the Wigfather’s acclaim in the popular music field it would have been the ‘King of Pop’. No single artist has sold more albums across the globe than this eccentric and brilliant Wig Owner. MICHAEL’s brilliance was in taking the Wigfather’s advice and buying the publishing catalogs of other popular musicians. In all of MICHAEL JACKSON’s publishing empire do you know that he doesn’t own one JAMES BROWN song?! M.J. had ’nuff respect for the Wigfather.
RICK JAMES, BITCH!
RICK JAMES didn’t just inherit the Wigfather’s funky grooves, but he also liked to put his foot on a broad when she slipped out of pocket. Unfortunately for us RICK JAMES returned to the essence before the Wigfather but you can enjoy some of RICK JAMES best work in the countless Hip-Hop samples of ‘Mary Jane’.
No one replicated the Wigfather’s energy and creative spirit more than PRINCE. From the dance moves to the caterwauling screams PRINCE is everything that the Wigfather intended him to be. A sex machine with ants in his pants.
If you ever have a chance to see ‘Purple Rain’ in Brooklyn or Manhattan please do so. I will be somewhere in the theatre singing all the songs in my unfortunately un-PRINCE like voice.