*”Finding the Funk“ is the latest work from writer/director Nelson George.
It tells the often overlooked story of funk music and tracing it from its roots in Jazz through the 60s with such funkmasters as James Brown, and winds down through Hip-Hop and how the latter genre used, or usurped according to some, their musical inheritance.
The film features first hand commentary from such funkateers, if you will, as George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, D’Angelo, Sheila E and many more. “Finding the Funk” is narrated by none other than Mr. Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, commonly known by his funky name-Questlove.
Below is footage of Quest, writer/director Nelson George and the Godfather of the Funk Mr. George Clinton speaking to members of the media regarding the past, present and future of the funk.