First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate

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First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 25, 2014 (digital download)
December 23, 2014 (physical release) (TBC)
GenreP-Funk, funk rock, funk, R&B
LabelThe C Kunspyruhzy
ProducerOriginal sessions produced by George Clinton
Funkadelic chronology
U.S. Music with Funkadelic
First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate
Singles from First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate
  1. "The Naz"
    Released: April 20, 2013
  2. "Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?"
    Released: October 21, 2014

First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate is the 16th studio album by the funk band Funkadelic. The album was released by The C Kunspyruhzy in 2014 and consists of newly recorded material.

The album consists of 3 discs comprising 33 tracks in total, which has been explained to mirror the 33 years that had elapsed since Funkadelic's last official album release in 1981, The Electric Spanking of War Babies. Like most of the Funkadelic catalog, the album features cover artwork by artist Pedro Bell.


First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate was released in digital format on November 25, 2014. The official CD release, after first being announced for December 1, was delayed to December 23, 2014.

The album's first single released was "The Naz", a song featuring Sly Stone, in 2013. A second single, "Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?", was digitally released on October 21, 2014, in connection with the release of George Clinton's autobiography, Brothers Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?.

"As In" is a remake of Bootsy's Rubber Band's "As In (I Love You)" and features the late Jessica Cleaves on vocals. This album also features the first appearances of George's grandson Trazae rapping on a few tunes, and George's granddaughters Kandy Apple Redd, and George's stepdaughter Nakid 87, Sidney Barnes, Sly Stone, and posthumous appearances by Garry Shider and Belita Woods are featured on the album. Garry's son Garrett Shider replaces his father. This was the last Funkadelic project Bernie Worrell contributed to before his death.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
1."Baby Like Fonkin' It Up"George Clinton, Novena Carmel, Tracey Lewis, Tra'zae Lewis-Clinton & Gilberto Fuentes9:37
2."Get Low"George Clinton, Tairee Parks, Lashonda Clinton & Tracey Lewis5:44
3."If I Didn't Love You"Novena Carmel4:01
4."Fucked Up"George Clinton, Robert Johnson & Bouvier Richardson7:43
5."Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?"George Clinton, Robert Mandell5:30
6."I Mo B Yodog Fo Eva"George Clinton, Tairee Parks & Tracey Lewis5:14
7."In da Kar"George Clinton, Novena Carmel, Eli Goldstein, Charles Levine8:50
8."Radio Friendly"George Clinton & Tracey Lewis6:17
9."Mathematics of Love"George Clinton & Novena Carmel12:10
10."Creases" (featuring Del the Funky Homosapien)George Clinton & Teren Delvon Jones3:11
11."Not Your Average Rapper"George Clinton, Tra'zae Lewis-Clinton & Robert Mandell3:17
Total length:70:14
Disc two
12."First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate"George Clinton, Eli Goldstein, Charles Levine, Tracey Lewis9:06
13."Roller Rink"George Clinton, Tracey Lewis, Robert Johnson & Kendra Foster11:34
14."Jolene"George Clinton, Brad Jordan7:52
15."Nuclear Dog, Pt. II" (featuring "Blackbyrd" McKnight)George Clinton, Tracey Lewis, Tra'zae Lewis-Clinton6:42
16."Dirty Queen" (featuring God's Weapon)Trafael Lewis3:45
17."You Can't Unring the Bell"George Clinton, Robert Mandell & Robert Johnson3:01
18."Old Fool"George Clinton, Robert Mandell & Brandi Scott3:33
19."Pole Power"George Clinton, Tracey Lewis, Ebony Houston & Robert Mandell7:02
20."Boom There We Go Again"George Clinton & Robert Mandell2:56
21."As In" (featuring Jessica Cleaves)George Clinton6:50
22."Bernadette"Brian Holland-Lamont Dozier-Eddie Holland5:09
23."Meow Meow"George Clinton, Brandi Scott, Robert Mandell & Tra'zae Lewis-Clinton6:46
Total length:72:16
Disc three
24."Catchin' Boogie Fever"Tracey Lewis, Robert Mandell & George Clinton5:57
25."The Naz" (featuring Sly Stone)Lord Buckley, Novena Carmel, Rob Manzoli5:38
26."Talking to the Wall"Garrett Shider & George Clinton4:44
27."Where Would I Go?"George Clinton & Garrett Shider4:27
28."Yesterdejavu"George Clinton, Tra'zae Lewis-Clinton & Robert Manzoli7:57
29."Zip It"George Clinton, Robert Mandell & Tracey Lewis3:36
30."The Wall"George Clinton, D’metrius Hollis, Jerome Rodgers & Tra'zae Lewis-Clinton9:10
31."Snot n' Booger"George Clinton & Tracey Lewis10:45
32."Yellow Light"Novena Carmel4:34
33."Dipety Dipety Doo Stop the Violence"George Clinton, Tra'zae Lewis-Clinton, Robert Mandell & Brandi Scott5:14
Total length:60:02


External links[edit]

  • Capobianco, Ken (December 22, 2014). "Funkadelic, 'First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate'". The Boston Globe.
  • First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate at Itunes