Tha Funk Capital of the World

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Tha Funk Capital of the World
Bootsy Funk Capital of the World (small).jpg
Studio album by Bootsy Collins
Released April 26, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Funk, Hip hop
Label Megaforce
Producer Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins chronology
The Official Boot-Legged-Bootsy-CD
(2009)The Official Boot-Legged-Bootsy-CD2009
Tha Funk Capital of the World

Tha Funk Capital of the World is the thirteenth studio album by American funk musician Bootsy Collins,[1] released on April 26, 2011, by Mascot Records.[2][3] It features an array of Bootsy's friends and colleagues including Chuck D, Snoop Dogg and Bootsy's one time Parliament and P-Funk bandmates, George Clinton and Bernie Worrell. The album has one single: "Don't Take My Funk", featuring Catfish Collins and Bobby Womack.

Track listing[edit]

By Allmusic[4] and Music Thread.[5]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Spreading Hope Like Dope" (Intro) Bootsy Collins 1:40
2. "Hip Hop @ Funk U" (featuring Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Chuck D) Bootsy Collins, O. Jackson, Donald Moore, Snoop Dogg, Bernie Worrell 4:10
3. "Mirrors Tell Lies" (featuring Jimi Hendrix) Bootsy Collins, Ron Jennings 5:10
4. "JB-Still The Man" (featuring Rev. Al Sharpton) Bootsy Collins, Sally Dorsey, Tamah Dorsey, Rev. Al Sharpton 4:30
5. "Freedumb" (featuring Dr. Cornel West) Bootsy Collins, Dr. Cornel West 4:04
6. "After These Messages" (featuring Samuel L. Jackson) Bootsy Collins, Frank Waddy, Samuel L. Jackson, Joel Johnson 4:53
7. "Kool Whip" (featuring Phil Ade and iCandice) Bootsy Collins, Phil Ade', Morris Mingo 4:13
8. "The Real Deal" (featuring Sheila E. and iCandice) Bootsy Collins, Candice Cheatham, Joel Johnson 3:54
9. "Don’t Take My Funk" (featuring Catfish Collins and Bobby Womack) Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Bobby Womack 5:24
10. "If Looks Could Kill" (featuring Béla Fleck, Zionplanet-10 and Dennis Chambers) Bootsy Collins, Pete Roberts 4:06
11. "Minds Under Construction" (featuring Buckethead and (Z-Class)) Bootsy Collins, Buckethead, Summer Hughes 6:37
12. "Siento Bombo" (featuring Olvido Ruiz and Ouiwey) Bootsy Collins, William Johnson, Olvido Ruiz 4:02
13. "Jazz Greats (A Tribute to Jazz)" (featuring George Duke and Ron Carter) Bootsy Collins, Ron Carter, Johnny Davis, George Duke, Claude von Stroke 3:57
14. "Garry Shider Tribute" (featuring George Clinton and Linda Shider) Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Linda Shider 3:29
15. "Stars Have No Names (They Just Shine)" (featuring Nick Arnold and Chrissy Dunn) Bootsy Collins, Nick Arnold, Chrissy Dunn 5:10
16. "Chocolate Caramel Angel" (featuring Faith Daniels, Ronni Racket and Casper) Bootsy Collins, Ron Jennings 6:57
17. "Yummy, I Got The Munchies" (featuring Musiq Soulchild, Razzberry Hershey and Tom Joyner) Bootsy Collins, Musiq Soulchild, Razzberry White 7:02

Critical reception[edit]

The album has been generally well received. Metacritic reported an overall rating of 68, with 6 "positive" and 5 "mixed" reviews.[6] Daniel Ross of the BBC said the album was "waking up a new generation to funk’s heritage", though he said that all the cameos made the album feel "sluggish and bloated at times".[7] Betty Clarke of the Guardian gave the album 4/5 stars, reporting that the album was "as close to the Mothership as it gets".[8]


  • The song JB - Still the Man is available (as of 23 April 2011) on Bootsy's website.
  • Bootsy announced a world tour starting on May 3, 2011 on the back of the album, encompassing the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.[9]
  • A limited edition copy of the album was released with an "eye-popping" 3-D holographic cover, making the album seem "alive" according to Bootsy.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Album Bio". Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Noble PR". Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Jeffries, David (2011-04-26). "Tha Funk Capital of the World - Bootsy Collins". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Bootsy Collins Returns with New Album | Guests Include Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Chuck D and More". 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Tha Funk Capital Of The World - Bootsy Collins". Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Ross, Daniel. "Tha Funk Capital of the World Review". Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Clarke, Betty (22 April 2011). "Tha Funk Capital of the World – review". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bootsy's Official Website". Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bootsy review". Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "BOOTSY COLLINS reveals Ltd Edition Holographic 3D album artwork". Retrieved 17 June 2011. 

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