“You know the beat so sweet like booty meat!’
“You know the beat’s so sweet like booty meat,” sings Ice Cube, in the track’s opening moments. The instrumental is appropriately fuelled by funk, evocative of seminal figures Prince and George Clinton; synth-tinged basslines and g-funk whistles provide a lush and lively backdrop for Cube’s hedonistic bars. “You know the funk will lingers, all these motherfuckers wanna smell my finger,” snarls Cube, enjoying his royal view of the party.
Speaking with Zane Lowe, Cube explains that “The New Funkadelic” was the product of sticking to a winning formula. “You got to do what you do best,” he explains. “You can’t go chasing trends. You’ve got to give them what they expect and what they want.” Keep an eye out for that new Ice Cube album, dropping Friday December 7th.