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The Godfather of Soul gets the big screen treatment with “Get On Up,” which follows James Brown from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most iconic figures in American music history. Must Watch: What Chadwick Boseman Found In James Brown’s Closet [EXCLUSIVE] Far from having an idyllic Cosby-esque existence, Brown’s childhood years were fraught […]

Bringing an eccentric and larger than life icon like James Brown to film can be a daunting task for even the most talented of actors, but Chadwick Boseman was more than ready for the challenge. Boseman, who lit up the screen in last year’s “42,”  shows he’s more than a one-trick pony with an electrifying performance […]

They say you should never meet your idols because you’ll be disappointed, but anybody who met James Brown knows that old adage is a lie. Producers/DJs Pete Rock and DJ Scratch reflected on their first introduction to the Godfather of Soul and how he continues to inspire generations years after his passing. Pete Rock tried […]

If your mandate as an MC is to “Move The Crowd” there is no better tool to have in your musical arsenal than a segment of the Godfather of Soul’s sonic fabric. Whether it’s his frantic percussion, a horn stab, trance-inducing bass or one of his signature Gospel-flavored wails, James Joseph Brown, Jr. remains one […]

James Brown’s influence and impact on American music is almost impossible to measure, but the continued consumption and recreation of his work from generation to generation is a testament to The Godfather of Soul’s genius. For Black Music Month award-winning producer DJ Scratch has assembled a tribute mix of some of James Brown’s most well-known […]

When it was announced a film was going to be made about the life and times of legend James Brown, music fans said, “Finally!” Now that the film is done, the trailers are helping build buzz and anticipation for “Get On Up.” Starring Chadwick Boseman of “42” fame as James Brown, the film chronicles Brown’s […]

The biopic about the life of the Godfather of Soul is finally going to hit theaters this year. To drum up even more excitement and anticipation, the first official trailer has been released and is star-studded. The film follows the turbulent life and career of James Brown. We get to see Brown go from a […]

So many rappers have sampled the late, great James Brown. Let’s take a look at 10 of the best songs to have taken from the Godfather of Soul. Like TheUrbanDaily.com on Facebook to stay updated with the latest entertainment news and original interviews! MORE LINKS ON THE URBAN DAILY 5 Reasons To Check Out “Get […]