Album: Bootsy Collins, Tha Funk Capital of the World (Mascot)

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TFCOTW is the first proper album from bass lunatic Collins in nearly a decade.

And the Bootzilla clearly still commands clout, judging by the cameos. There's Ice Cube, Snoop and Chuck D. There's Rev Al Sharpton, Samuel L Jackson and Jimi Hendrix, though the latter obviously knew nothing about it. There are collaborations with Bobby Womack, Sheila E and George Clinton. All driven by the heavy funk bass of Collins. Which is never a bad thing.