George Clinton is the man.
Back in 2016, the 76-year-old funk legend told us how much he appreciated modern rap music. Speaking about Kendrick Lamar, specifically, Clinton said, “The only other person I’ve seen do it like that before is Prince!”
His admiration for Kendrick wasn’t totally surprising, considering the influence that funk had on To Pimp A Butterfly, but today Clinton did a Reddit AMA and revealed his love for another side of rap: Atlanta trap music. When a fan asked what music Clinton is listening to right now, he replied, “Flying Lotus, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z’s new album, Tra’Zae, and all that shit coming out of Atlanta. All that trap shit. I’m trapped in it.”
Later, Clinton answered a question about the artist he most wants to work with. Without hesitating, he doubled down on his Cardi B appreciation and responded, “I’d like to work with Cardi B. She’s got the funk.”
It’s hard to imagine what a George Clinton and Cardi B collab would even sound like, but if it’s anything like his “Ain’t That Funkin’ Hard on You” remix with Ice Cube and Kendrick Lamar, we’re here for it. You can hear that below, and read Clinton’s whole Reddit AMA here.