Flavor Flav, will.i.am and Quincy Jones also celebrate.
The psychedelic rocker and Family Stone front man turns 70.
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Let's take a sec to think back...in honor of Black History Month.
Rap has been criticized for sampling, i.e. looping, chopping and manipulating snippets of other songs to make something new. But rather than disrespect its source material, sampling frequently brings older artists, often forgotten or underrated, s...
This 1968 signature song from Sly and the Family Stone hits rap immortality at 2:12, when a funky drum and horn break that provided fodder for Dr. Dre and Snoop's "Deep Cover," Public Enemy's "Party for Your Right to Fight" and several other timel...
Funk godfather Sly Stone would be the ideal mentor to Andre 3000 and Big Boi — if they could get him to actually show his face. Last we heard, he was living in a van on Crenshaw.
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