(AllHipHop News) The leader of the iconic funk pioneers Parliament-Funkadelic was such a musical influence on the Atlanta rap crew that Clinton was even featured on OutKast’s “Synthesizer.”
Dungeon Family member Killer Mike sat down at his SWAG barber shop with Clinton for an NPR interview.
The 75-year-old Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee discussed running his own barber shop business, using counterfeit money to fund his music career, his eccentric fashion style, making introspective tunes, and the rise of Hip Hop.
“When Hip Hop came along, I just looked at it like, ‘Okay, this reminds me of when we were young… and my mother would say, “What the hell are you talking about?”‘ When I heard someone [beatboxing], it didn’t bother me,” said Clinton.
The singer-songwriter/producer also talked about once mentoring now-veteran Atlanta area hitmakers such as Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, and Dungeon Family’s Organized Noize in the early 1990’s.
“They just let me be like the school teacher,” explained Clinton. “It was about music, and they would actually listen.”
According to the “Atomic Dog” performer, the Dungeon Family and OutKast inspired him as well.
“They gave me a lot of inspiration to keep going when they got to their height as OutKast. I ain’t got nothing to worry about,” Clinton added.