Speaking & Teaching
May. 24, 2019
I just happened to watch this video about Parliament-Funkadelic and all I can say is damn. The name of the video is Tear The Roof Off: The Untold Story of Parliament Funkadelic. If I had only known what was going on behind the stage of this group of talented black musicians I think I would've not cheered as loud during their performances. I mean George Clinton took absolute advantage of these young people. Clinton used drugs to manipulate and control them, Clinton also forced impressionable young black women into sexual coercive acts. It was as if George Clinton became a pimp for his own sexual pleasures. As the musicians in the P-Funk Family matured they finally began to realize that many had already sold their souls to the devil that had embodied the mind of George Clinton. So much artistic talent, so much personal abuse, and the person who controlled the unit couldn't read music or even play the keyboard. Also, Sly Stone's role in the downfall of the group was revealed. Sly taught George Clinton how to freebase and the Lord knows once the crack pipe is exposed and the rock is all powerful, the destruction of everything nearby is a certainty. If you have the opportunity and you are a fan historically of the group Parliament, out of Plainfield, New Jersey, and Funkadelic originally from parts near as well as from Plainfield, New Jersey. You owe it to yourself to watch this informative program. It shows the destructive ability of how power, drugs, sex, and money can mangle even the most talented and artistic people. Wow, George Clinton you indeed was the Atomic Dog.