George Clinton became a force in the music industry in the 1970s with the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. With hit songs like “Testify,” “Give Up the Funk” and “Atomic Dog,” Clinton gave his signature sound a nearly unrivaled energy.
In addition to creating his own records, he became a highly sought-after producer for acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Snoop Dogg. His music has been sampled by such diverse artists as Kool and the Gang, Jewell and Dr. Dre.
Despite his tremendous success and undeniable impact on pop culture, three things nearly did him in — drugs, financial problems and heartbreak.
Now 76, he’s making a clean start with a clean look and a fresh new sound. The trademark dreadlocks are gone and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is making a splash with his latest single “I’m Gon Make U Sick.” Find out how he overcome his challenges to emerge happier, healthier and funkier than ever.