Tha Funk Capitol of the World
Bootsy Collins’ first album in five years sounds a lot like the classic albums he made with the Parliament-Funkadelic mothership back in the ’70s. Appearances by P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell certainly help, but so does the album’s sprawling theme, a 75-minute opus about cultural, historical, and musical shakeups that have occurred since Bootsy first started playing music 40-plus years ago. There are guest stars all over Tha Funk Capitol of the World – from disciples like Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg to Samuel L. Jackson to deep thinker Cornel West to banjo player Bela Fleck. Tha Funk Capitol is a messy, rambling work, but it’s also the best P-Funk album in years. Just listen to “Hip Hop @ Funk U” and “The Real Deal” for proof.