As the leader of two of the classic funk bands, Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton has well-established himself as one of the genre's most eclectic and influential forefathers since the 1970s. His incorporation of psychedelic rock, over-the-top wardrobes and trippy stage setups took funk in a totally different direction that followers would attempt to mimic in future decades. With songs such as "Bring the Funk," "Atomic Dog" and "Can You Get to That," Clinton has scored over 40 hits on the R&B charts and maintained a successful solo career in the aftermath of Parliament and Funkadelic. His music and style have been hugely influential in the hip-hop world, especially amongst 1990s G-Funk artists such as Snoop Dogg and eccentric rappers like Andre 3000 of Outkast.
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