Rolling Stone has the first preview of Cincinnati-bred Funk superhero Bootsy Collins' anticipated forthcoming album, Tha Funk Capital of the World, which features a fascinating array of special guests and is slated for release April 26. The RS Web site is streaming the album's first single, "Don't Take My Funk," a groovy slice of bubbling Funk (you were expecting opera?) that has legendary Soul singer Bobby Womack on vocals and some guitar work from Bootsy's late brother and lifelong collaborator Catfish Collins. —-Click here to give it a listen. The song is being released as a digital single Feb. 22.
Tha Funk Capital of the World has a long guest list that includes some big names in music, as well as some less expected cultural icons. Along with Snoop Dogg, Chuck D from Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Buckethead and banjoist Bela Fleck, the album includes cameos from actor Samuel L. Jackson, activist Al Sharpton and scholar Dr. Cornel West.
Below is a cool teaser promo for Funk Capital: