How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent? [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
It may have been nearly ten years since George Clinton's last studio album, but that doesn't mean he wasn't busy. The multi-ring circus that is the P-Funk All Stars never stops evolving, bringing new acts into the fold while welcoming back old friends and touring, touring, touring. How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent? is a bit of all things P-Funk: past, present, and future. Newcomers like Kendra Foster and George's granddaughter Sativa ride alongside tracks credited to George Clinton, the P-Funk All Stars, Funkadelic, and Parliament with old friends like Bernie Worrell and Cordell "Boogie" Mosson returning on some tracks. Prince and Bobby Womack both get guest ...
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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
It may have been nearly ten years since George Clinton's last studio album, but that doesn't mean he wasn't busy. The multi-ring circus that is the P-Funk All Stars never stops evolving, bringing new acts into the fold while welcoming back old friends and touring, touring, touring. How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent? is a bit of all things P-Funk: past, present, and future. Newcomers like Kendra Foster and George's granddaughter Sativa ride alongside tracks credited to George Clinton, the P-Funk All Stars, Funkadelic, and Parliament with old friends like Bernie Worrell and Cordell "Boogie" Mosson returning on some tracks. Prince and Bobby Womack both get guest spots, and there's even an appearance by the original Parliaments! It's actually billed to Parliament [and minus Grady Thomas], but the doo wop stylings are all Parliaments. There's a bit of hip-hop, hard rock, doo wop, and straight-up rock & roll, and of course, lots of hard funk. "Bounce 2 This" could be an outtake off Computer Games, with Bernie's synth leading the way. Funkadelic's "Because/Last Time Zone" combines the Beatles tune with a new track that looks back to "Eulogy and Light" which is actually quoted verbatim in "Paradigm," the Prince collaboration. "Never Ending Love" has some nice electric sitar from Blackbyrd McKnight, while "Viagra" both credited to Funkadelic is a hard rock guitar fest built on a wicked Lige Curry bassline. "I'll Be Missing You" has nice acoustic guitar and horns, and although George's voice has weathered a bit, the man can still sing. "Our Secret" has a nice slow groove with tons of guitars in the background: Mike Hampton, Blackbyrd, and even Eddie Hazel courtesy of some sampling. They do an old-style soul ballad with "More Than Words Can Say" the Otis Redding tune and their cover of "Whole Lotta Shakin'" with Bobby Womack is straight-up vintage rock & roll with some more great guitar. Curtis Mayfield's "Gypsy Woman" is remade and stripped down, led by Eric McFadden's mandolin and Byrd's guitar. "I Can Dance" is typical Clinton lunacy, featuring some funny conversation snippets over a super-funky groove. There are a couple odes to smoking: "Inhale Slow" and Sativa's "Something Stank," which rides on an old-school '70s Parliament-style groove. Perhaps the most surprising of all is the cover of "Goodnight Sweetheart." The Parliaments do it up doo-wop style, with skittering electronic beats added on top, and it works way better than it ought to. All in all, How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent? is somewhere between a sampler of the Clinton universe and a phone call from an old friend telling you what he's been up to. It isn't the place to start your Clinton/Parliafunkadelicment Thang collection, but it's a welcome addition after too long away.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2005
  • Label: The C Kunspyruhzy
  • UPC: 882137001026
  • Catalog Number: 20010
  • Sales rank: 112,222

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bounce 2 This - Kendra Foster (6:33)
  2. 2 Su, Su, Su - Trey Lewd (5:56)
  3. 3 Paradigm - George Clinton (6:50)
  4. 4 U Can Depend on Me - Kendra Foster (7:06)
  5. 5 U Ain't Runnin Shit - George Clinton (5:27)
  6. 6 Inhale Slow - Paul Hill (4:00)
  7. 7 Because/Last Time Zone - Funkadelic (4:14)
  8. 8 Never Ending Love - Funkadelic (5:06)
  9. 9 Sexy Side of You - George Clinton (3:56)
  10. 10 Saddest Day - Belita Woods (6:01)
  11. 11 I Can Dance - Susy's Posse (15:22)
  12. 12 I'll Be Sittin' Here - Joi (6:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Don't Dance Too Close - Belita Woods (4:55)
  2. 2 More Than Words Can Say - Belita Woods (9:10)
  3. 3 Butt-A-Butt - Parliament (4:51)
  4. 4 Something Stank - Sativa (6:20)
  5. 5 Our Secret - Trey Lewd (5:02)
  6. 6 Viagra - George Clinton (6:12)
  7. 7 Gypsy Woman - George Clinton (6:28)
  8. 8 Whole Lotta Shakin' - Bobby Womack (8:57)
  9. 9 Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight - Parliament (5:22)
  10. 10 Whatchamacallit - George Clinton (5:56)
  11. 11 Trust in Youself - Kendra Foster (4:16)
  12. 12 Booty - Louis "Babbling" Kabbabie (8:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars Primary Artist
George Clinton Indexed Contributor
Prince Vocals
Trey Lewd Vocals
Sandra Feva Vocals
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper Vocals
Raymond Davis Vocals
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins Vocals
Joi Track Performer
Pat Lewis Vocals
Rob Manzoli Vocals
Garry Shider Vocals
Calvin Simon Vocals
Belita Woods Vocals
Louis Kabbabie Vocals
Tracey Lewis Vocals
Jazze Pha Vocals
Sheila Brody Vocals
Joi Gilliam Vocals
Kevin Shider Vocals
James "Big Jim" Wright Vocals
Robert Johnson Vocals
J.T. Money Vocals
Clip Payne Vocals
Kendra Foster Vocals
RonKat Spearman Vocals
Sativa Track Performer
Sue Dog Vocals
Technical Credits
JT the Bigga Figga Composer
Eddie Floyd Composer
John Lennon Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Billy Preston Instrumentation
Prince Instrumentation
Bernie Worrell Instrumentation
Bob Smith Engineer
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien Composer
Dallas Austin Producer, Instrumentation
George Clinton Composer, Audio Production
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper Instrumentation
Lige Curry Composer, Instrumentation
Larry Ferguson Mastering
Michael Hampton Instrumentation
Lili Haydn Instrumentation
Rob Manzoli Producer, Instrumentation
Cordell Mosson Composer, Instrumentation
Knoel Scott Instrumentation
Garry Shider Composer, Producer
Ronald Spearman Instrumentation
David Spradley Instrumentation
Gloria Stewart Composer
Colin Wolfe Instrumentation
Belita Woods Composer
Pedro Bell Artwork
Steve Boyd Producer
Jim Morgan Engineer
Michael "Clip" Payne Composer, Producer
Tracey Lewis Composer, Instrumentation
Tim Shider Instrumentation
Kool Ace Composer
Jazze Pha Composer
Ricky Rouse Instrumentation
Joe Spencer Engineer
Amp Fiddler Composer, Instrumentation
Archie Ivy Management
Overton Lloyd Artwork
Jerome Rogers Instrumentation
Vaughn Wilson Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Barbarella Bishop Management
Felicia Collins Instrumentation
Ron Wright Instrumentation
J.T. Money Composer
Chris Bittner Instrumentation
Blackbyrd McKnight Instrumentation
Clip Payne Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
J. Hudson Composer
Eric McFadden Instrumentation
George Ware Management
Kendra Foster Composer
Nate Oberman Engineer
Sue Dog Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "How Late" It's never too late

    P-funk/parliament/funkadelic/george clinton, a rose by any other name still smells as funky. "How Late" finds the royal family of funk back in true form, bringing aboard guests from the world of hip hop, the R&B relm, and funkstas alike to join the party. This album is too funky fo it's own dam self, so make sure you open a window while listening, because "How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent delivers two discs of stank.

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