There has not been a more influential musician or figure in music for me than James Brown. James Brown is not only immensely important to me but to hip hop music altogether.
I realize that in my years of The Suite Delight this is my first blog post about Brown.
Just as Chris Brown and Usher wanted to be like the late Michael Jackson, the late Michael Jackson wanted to be like the late James Brown. Heck, even I wanted to be like the late James Brown!
When I was old enough to start buying CDs for myself, I naturally claimed the soul, funk and rock sounds on records I saw and heard played since childhood.