Artists of the Week: 7 Days of Funk
7 Days of Funk is the California-based funk duo formed by Snoopzilla (aka Snoop Dogg, the gangsta rap megastar) and the musician, producer, songwriter and DJ Dâm-Funk. Both met at the SXSW festival in 2011 and immediately planned a project that would be a slick combination of hip-hop and vintage funk from the 70s and 80s.
The eponymous record was finally released by the end of 2013 with guest appearances of Tha Dogg Pound members Daz Dillinger and Kurupt, along with former Slave iconic funk frontman Steve Arrington. After Snoop Dog (or should we say Snoop Lion?) unnerving and flat incursion to rasta music and lifestyle, 7 Days of Funk is a loose little wonder whose eight tight songs are filled with nasty grooves that would perfectly suit Prince or George Clinton back in the day.
João Pedro da Costa is a web studies scholar and a music fan.