Funk Pioneer George Clinton Gets Doctorate From Berklee


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(AllHipHop News) Legendary funk music icon George Clinton received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music last night (February 16).

The legendary musician was honored with the degree as the culmination of a four day residency that he held at Berklee College of Music this week, in Boston.

During the ceremony, George Clinton hosted a performance with Berklee College of Music’s P-Funk Ensemble, which consists of student musicians.

During the show, George Clinton changed into a silver suite and performed classic P-Funk songs like “Testify,” “Give Up the Funk,” and “One Nation Under a Groove.”

P-Funk’s legendary horn players Bennie Cowan and Greg Thomas joined him on stage.

Hundreds of Hip-Hop artists have sampled George Clinton, P-Funk, Funkadelic, Parliament and other artists in his catalog.

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