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11 Nov 2016 00:00
The "heavily influenced" Thundercat.
For the past three years, I have been involved in a protracted meditation on Thundercat. Graeme Arendse (art director, Chimurenga) reckons he jacked his whole swag from George Duke and Herbie Hancock.
I prefer to imagine him as “heavily influenced”.
Thundercat — Them Changes
George Duke — Liberated Fantasy
Herbie Hancock — Trust Me
Roy Ayers — Liquid Love
It generally takes me months to catch on to anything new, so I’m assuming that this is no longer emergent. Volume 1 feels like a somewhat nostalgic, historically rigorous RnB intervention. Although her identity has not been disclosed, Genius has reported that it’s songstress Gabi Wilson.
H.E.R. — Volume 1
RAY BLK — Durt
Solange — A Seat at the Table
Roberta Flack — Feel Like Making Love
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