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Audio: @JPeriodBK Presents "The Legacy of James Brown"
Posted by Steve Juon at Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Audio: J.Period Presents "The Legacy of James Brown"

Courtesy JPN 3.0.

The life of James Brown is, simply put, the stuff that movies are made of: an orphan who rises from abject poverty to dominate the music world, an artist so innovative his style spawns not only subsequent superstars, but entire genres. Trace the lines of 3 generations of global music icons including Kanye West, Michael Jackson, Prince and Fela Kuti and find that all roads lead to the same source of inspiration: the legendary James Brown. Without him there is no funk, no hip hop, no Thriller, no Yeezus, no Purple Rain.

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