Brother George Clinton Receives Well Deserved (and Arguably Long Overdue) Star on the World Famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

January 19, 2024

By Bro. Myron Reed

LOS ANGELES  -- Brother George Clinton was visibly moved and humbled by this tremendous honor at this stage of his life and illustrious career spanning over seven (7) decades and across both the 20th and 21st centuries. 

  • At age 83, George, aka Dr. Funkenstein, among many other monikers, began performing in the 1950's.
  • Several years ago Berklee College of Music bestowed an honorary doctorate degree upon him.
  • According to multiple sources Clinton's music is amongst the most sampled of all time.

These facts are truly testaments to George's genius, perseverance, level of respect amongst his peers, and longevity in the world of music.

Clinton and the work of Parliament Funkadelic has influenced many genres of music to include hip hop, R&B, rock and funk to name just a few. His music is known as the "DNA of Hip Hop" and has played a strong influence on artist such as Dr. Dre, Tupac, Missy Elliott and Snoop Dogg, again just to name a few. 

Case in point, Anthony Kiedis of the renowned LA-based Red Hot Chili Peppers rock/funk band was one of the presenters during Clinton's Walk of Fame ceremony. Anthony shared heartfelt recollections of not only George's influence on him as an artist but also as a longtime friend and confidant. Anthony recollected  during the early days of Red Hot Chili Peppers when George was producing one of their projects and shared the band actually moved into the Clinton family home to further the creative connection but how the experience also blossomed into an enriching lifelong friendship and mutual admiration.        

It must be noted that during his acceptance remarks, literally some the first words George spoke were "Where My Ques At?!" His iconic hit "Atomic Dog" has long been associated with the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

Brother Clinton was initiated into the illustrious Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. as an honorary member in 2020. It is this writer's opinion that he appreciates the mutual respect, Brotherly love and fact that the Ques made, and have kept Atomic Dog, which was first released in 1982, as one of the most popular songs of all time--bar none.   

Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. from near and far were in attendance to show support for Brother Clinton during his Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony. Notable Omega Men that spoke during the program were current Grand Basileus Ricky Lewis and attorney Benjamin Crump. 

Even Sir Nose Devoid of Funk made an appearance in the audience!