Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Aleon Craft & George Clinton Announce a New Collaboration Project

Mothership: The Decatur Connection is a collaborative project between funk legend, George Clinton, and creative, hip-hop/funk artist, Aleon Craft.  Mothership: The Decatur Connection is a musical creation consisting of elements from: Aleon Craft's Mothership Decatur, The Parliament's catalog - including, Mothership Connection - and original recordings from both Aleon Craft and George Clinton.   Paul Forrest, SMKA-affiliate, is the chief producer behind Mothership: The Decatur Connection and was tasked with taking all of the pieces from Craft and Clinton and creating something unique that reflected their style and vision.  Mothership: The Decatur Connection is an exciting mash-up project combining two very different artists, both with an exceptional creative process.   The project is presented by SMKA & Funkprobosci.com and is scheduled to be released in 2011.

Aleon Craft - "Donkey Kong" off Mothership: The Decatur Connection

DL/Listen: Soundcloud

Aleon Craft: Website x Twitter x Facebook 

Read Full Press Release HERE

Craft's 2011 project, Mothership Decatur, paid homage to Parliament's 1967 release, Mothership Connection, fusing southern hip-hop and funk into his own brand of music called, Solar-Hop. After reaching out to Clinton, and explaining his desire to create a mashup project between Mothership Decatur & Mothership Connection, Aleon Craft learned more about the long history of legal battles involving copyright infringement and publishing embezzlement that George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic have relentlessly fought throughout the year. P-Funk, one of the most sampled groups in history, has amazingly lost most of the profits generated from sampling due to copyright (sample) trolls and questionable legal representatives. After discussing the project in more detail both artists felt that this would be a perfect opportunity to create a unique project, and possibly help P-Funk and hundreds of other funk artists in their constant fight with copyright infringement.

George Clinton is currently engaged in major court cases that could critically impact the future of copyright laws for the entire music industry, as well as motion pictures and related media.


Mothership Decatur



Processed by Aleon Craft & SMKA

The Stargazing Soundtrack

hosted by Mick Boogie & Terry Urban


Aleon Craft @ 2011 A3C Hip-Hop Festival

 Performing Friday, Oct 7th



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