george clinton to star in reality show
By Sound Check
May 28, 2013
King of Funk George Clinton will star in a relaity show following his family life and legal battle around the copyright of parts of his catalog. Okayplayer reports: “George Clinton is planning to highlight his recent legal issues and family life in an upcoming reality TV show. (…) Earlier this year, the mastermind of The Parliaments, Funkadelic and such spin off groups as P-Funk All-stars and the Brides of Funkenstein, gave up the rights to four of his songs so that he could pay off his lawyers. As one who has been sampled for years without compensation (arguably the “most sampled” artist of the hip-hop generation, next to James Brown) Clinton wants his legacy to be that he “has turned people on to the fact that they need to fight for their rights to their music. (…) While no network is confirmed to air his reality show, cameramen have been following Clinton on and off stage. In speaking with Uncut Magazine, Clinton said: “I’m doing a reality show with my family, with my son Tracy, my six grandkids, Scott Thompson, Brandi – it’s a big family thing. A bit like ‘The Osbournes’ but most of them are, like, musicians, rappers and everything. We got to come up with new ways to get the music across, so we’re doing this reality show. So we can expose all the noses out there, stealing the copyrights and taking people’s music and money. This is all gonna be part of the reality show, the copyright fight, plus we still kicking ass onstage.” ”
What’s your take? People gotta do what they gotta do? Will it tarnish his “iconic” status?
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