Clyde “Funky Drummer” Stubblefield, whose rhythm patterns are embedded in Hip Hop’s DNA, passed away from kidney failure on Saturday (February 18).
As the drummer for James Brown, he was behind one of Hip Hop’s most sampled songs, 1970s’ “Funky Drummer,” which has been used on classics like Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” and “Bring The Noise,” LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” Dr. Dre’s “Let Me Ride,” and N.W.A’s “F@$k Tha Police.” -by Kyle Eustice (HipHopDX.Com)
R.I.P. Clyde Stubblefield one of the baddest drummers in Funk,Soul, and R&B— DJ Maseo; DE LA SOUL (@DeLaSoulsDugout) February 18, 2017
The Most Sampled Groove in the World: Clyde Stubblefield - John "Jabo" S... https://t.co/x70adC1pAu— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) February 19, 2017
The Funky Funkiest Drummer Of All Time. Clyde Stubblefield thank you for everything you've… https://t.co/HPyNCiX6A9— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) February 18, 2017