It’s been minute since we’ve just caught a groove together and rode out. When I heard that Public Enemy gave a tribute to the Godfather on the Negro Nonsense Network it almost made me sad I didn’t catch the performance. Giving props to the Godfather is always in order.
When you think of backing bands of the highest degree the Roots comes to mind because of their talent and their ability to play any rap artist’s hit song. But who created the music that your favorite rapper sampled from? Who was that band that made the original breakbeat that your favorite deejay cut to death in order to make your ass move?
BOBBY BYRD, FRED WESLEY, MACEO PARKER, BOOTSY COLLINS and his sister LYNN COLLINS were part of the world’s greatest backing band ever.
Ladies and gentlemen…
These are the J.B.’s.
‘Pass The Peas’
‘Hot Pants Road’
‘Blow Your Head’