How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?

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How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?
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Studio album by George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars
Released September 6, 2005
Recorded 1988–2004
Genre Funk, dance, hip hop, R&B, rock
Length 148:10
Label The C Kunspyruhzy
Producer George Clinton
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars chronology
T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.
(1996)
How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?
(2005)
George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
New York Times (mixed)[6]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[7]
San Diego Union-Tribune 3/4 stars[8]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[9]
Washington Post (favorable)[10]

How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? (How Late Do You Have To Be Before You Are Absent?) is a double album by George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars, released September 6, 2005 on Clinton's label The C Kunspyruhzy. The album also featured release in France on Nocturne Records.[11] It is their first album of new studio material since 1996's T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power Of A Fully Operational Mothership), which was primarily due to a lengthy court battle over ownership of Clinton's recordings.[12]

How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? features appearances by Prince and Jazze Pha, alongside members of Parliament-Funkadelic. The album is compiled from different sessions over the last decade and is presented as a taste of more new Parliament and Funkadelic material to come. Clinton cited it as "one of the best records we've ever done".[13] Despite mixed criticism towards its indulgent style, How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
Track Title Time Performer
1 Bounce 2 This 6:33 Kendra Foster featuring P-Funk Allstars
2 Su, Su, Su 5:56 P-Funk Allstars featuring Trey Lewd
3 Paradigm 6:50 George Clinton featuring Prince
4 U Can Depend on Me 7:06 Kendra Foster
5 U Ain't Runnin' Shit 5:27 George Clinton
6 Inhale Slow 4:00 P-Funk Allstars featuring Paul Hill
7 Because / Last Time Zone 4:14 Funkadelic
8 Neverending Love 5:06 Funkadelic
9 Sexy Side of You 3:56 George Clinton featuring FUNK-KIN aka Tim Shider, Nowell Haskins and Nate Shider
10 Saddest Day 6:01 Belita Woods
11 I Can Dance 15:22 P-Funk All Stars featuring Susy's Posse
12 I'll Be Sittin' Here 5:31 George Clinton featuring Joi
Disc two
Track Title Time Performer
1 Don't Dance Too Close 4:55 Belita Woods
2 More Than Words Can Say (Live) 9:10 Belita Woods featuring Parliament/Funkadelic
3 Butt-a-Butt 4:51 Parliament
4 Something Stank 6:20 Sativa
5 Our Secret 5:02 P-Funk Allstars featuring Trey Lewd
6 Viagra 6:12 Funkadelic
7 Gypsy Woman 6:28 George Clinton
8 Whole Lotta Shakin' 8:57 P-Funk Allstars featuring Bobby Womack
9 Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight 5:22 Parliament
10 Whatchamacallit 5:56 George Clinton
11 Trust In Yourself 4:16 Kendra Foster featuring George Clinton
12 Booty 4:39 Louis "Babbling" Kabbabie featuring P-Funk Allstars

Personnel[edit]

Credits for How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? adapted from Allmusic.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westergaard, Sean. "How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? - George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars". Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (October 2005). "Review: How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?". Blender. Retrieved August 10, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars". The Village Voice: February 14, 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-08-10.
  4. ^ Endelman, Michael (September 9, 2005). "How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (July 18, 2006). "George Clinton, Sage, Gateshead". The Guardian. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  6. ^ Pareles, Jon (September 5, 2005). "CRITICS' CHOICE: NEW CD'S". New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  7. ^ Hoard, Christian (October 6, 2005). "George Clinton: How Late Do U Have 2 B B4 UR Absent? : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  8. ^ Amorosi, A.D. (October 20, 2005). "Music in the spotlight (George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars: 'How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent?')". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  9. ^ Jones, Steve (September 6, 2005). "Dolls, 'Allstars,' Stuart are superlative (George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars: 'How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent'; mislabeled as 'George Clinton Presents the P-Funk Allstars')". USA Today. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  10. ^ Robson, Britt (September 21, 2005). "Quick Spins ('How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?', George Clinton)". The Washington Post. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  11. ^ How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? (Album). Discogs. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  12. ^ Parham, Marti. "George Clinton Still Funk'n It Up After 50 Years". Jet. 57–59. January 16, 2006.
  13. ^ Scaggs, Austin. Clinton Gives New Funk. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  14. ^ Credits: How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.

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