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Bootsy Collins Releases ‘Hip Hop Lollipop’ Video: Look + Listen

In the video for his new song “Hip Hop Lollipop” – a remake of “Club Funkateers” – from his recent album, The Power of the OneBootsy Collins reigns supreme.

Featuring Hamburg, Germany artist Fantaazma rapping and dancing, and Bootsy (born William Earl Collins) singing the chorus “How much you got, how much you gon’ get?” is virtuoso bass player Victor Wooten and saxophone licks by Branford Marsalis. Patti Collins, Bootsy’s wife and collaborator, also sings the catchy “messin’ with my mind” refrain from the original, while Bootsy vibes in the club.

“I was just strutting down the street when the Mothership descended on me,” Fantaazma says. “I was touched by Bootzilla’s synergy and became a part of the trilogy. He gave me that ‘hip hop lollipop’ and it flipped my script, now I’m flying on the lollipop ship! I haven’t been the same since. You should try one, it’s so funkin’ fun!”

“It’s kinda like the music evolution of Miles Davis, but with bubblegum hip-hop rap on top, for the youngin’ to really get a lick at her talent,” Collins says. “This remake includes the phenom bassist Victor Wooten. Hope you dig it!”

With shouts outs to Sly Stone and Victor Wooten, Collins wanted to release the track during February’s Black History Month stating: “Black History Month gives us a chance to express our oneness as a unified team, to embrace our blackness, and stay in ‘good trouble’ like our hero, Dr. King.” “We stand on the backs of others, in everything we do. You are the Power of the One, to thine self be true. You Dig?!” He signed his missive, “Bootsy baby!!!✌🎸👍”

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Author: Saul Goode

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