Funkadelic - Maggot Brain - BaronVaughn

Mar 27, 2019, 10:00 AM

Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn welcomes the weird and waxes philosophic while listening to Funkadelic's 1971 acid funk masterpiece Maggot Brain. For show notes, guest playlists, complimentary documentaries and audiobooks about the music, go to The500Podcast.com. New Music influenced by Funkadelic: “El Moran” by Mascaras (bandcamp)  “Bay City Blues” by Jack McCue / Idle Hands (Soundcloud) The 500 is a production of Native Creative Podcasts.

Good luck trying to pin a label on Baron Vaughn, because he is an artist who has built a career out of defying expectations. Learning from an early age that humor can be both a weapon and a shield, he has carved out a unique identity for himself through his eclectic stand up comedy albums, performances in Netflix's Grace & Frankie and Mystery Science Theater 3000, and creating the series The New Negroes for Comedy Central. Vaughn takes an unflinching look at the world's expectations of what it means to be black in America. But in reaching the position he is in today, much is owed to the groundbreaking work of the creative forces that came before him, including psychedelic funk godfathers Funkadelic, who shattered genre stereotypes while also getting people to shake their asses to the drug-fueled grooves of their 1971 release, Maggot Brain.

For show notes, guest playlists, complimentary documentaries and audiobooks about the music, go to The500Podcast.com.

New Music influenced by Funkadelic:

“El Moran” by Mascaras (bandcamp)

 “Bay City Blues” by Jack McCue / Idle Hands (Soundcloud)

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The 500 is a production of Native Creative Podcasts.