Dam-Funk’s gearing up for the release of his forthcoming project, STFU II, which is due out next week. Although a funk legend in his own right, Dam-Funk has brought his own flavor to hip hop, collaborating with Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and Mac Miller, to name a few. He released his new single, “compos menti” earlier today which takes its title from the Latin saying that translates to “of sound mind.”
With his new project dropping on May 17th, the producer recently spoke to The Fader about the state of funk music and the direction of his new project.
“For me, Funk is not a fad…it’s a way of life &..is timeless.
Yet, sophistication is rare in Funk, which is still music connected to the streets (cities & suburbs).
To its influence in Rap / Hip-Hop, Rock, House, Techno, Disco, R&B & more…from its creation out of pockets of Black American culture & experiences; the music continues to live on, through musicians of many nationalities, countries & human beings worldwide, including me; DÄM-FunK, based here in Los Angeles, Ca., & Funkin’ with style, grace, progression & yes; sophistication via my new instrumental joint: “compos mentis” from the forthcoming STFU II project on Glydezone Recordings.”
Peep his new single below.