a) An earthy quality appreciated in music such as jazz or soul.
b) A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - a grammy award winning rock band formed in 1983. Influenced by such bands as Parlaiment-Funkadelics and Sly and the Family Stone the band (despite many changes in line-up) they gradually gained recognition for their combination of funk and punk rock, along with their explosive live act which became their trademark - performing naked with nothing on but a tube sock on their dicks.
Their first 3 albums barely sold 2mil between them but 1989's Mother's Milk, which was the first album recorded by the current line-up - brought them back onto the scene. In september 1991 they released Blood Sugar Sex Magik. It was a staggering hit (eventuallly selling 7mil in the US alone) and such hits as Give It Away and Under the Bridge (the groups first US top ten single) came from it.
When John Frusciante had to leave RHCP in 1992 due to drugs they went through another stage of line-up changes (including Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction who recorded One Hot Minute) untill eventually John rejoined the band.
The reunion album , 1999's Californication, was a monster hit and reconfirmed the Chili Peppers as one of the best bands around.
With the releases of By The Way (2002) and Stadium Arcadium (2006) they have shown no signs of abating there relentless production of quality mainstream, punky, funky music which they have somehow, despite many setbacks, kept going for more than 2 decades!
Surely one of the greatest bands around and their older stuff is a classic example of funk music.
1) A foul odor.
2) A style of R&B music whose artists include James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic (aka P-Funk) and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
3) Depressed mood.
1) Somebody take out the garbage, it's funking the whole apartment up.
2) I love playing funk bass.
3) I need to get drunk to get out of this funk.
Usag and meaning varies.
1. Bad smell, odiferous, maloderous
2. Depressed state, moody
3. Musical movement/genre
1. Leaving a glass of milk on your windowsill for days on end will result in a distinct miasma, or Funk.
2. Feeling down in the dumps, sort of lazy, edgy or irritable, but without justifiable cause is referred to as being in a Funk.
3. Music speaks for itself- George Clinton & the P Funk All Stars...
Used to be a bad word. Irre-ducible essential pulse, life force, hyperventilatin' Groove. Not only moves, it can re-move; will sit and sit and never go sour.
"If you got Funk, you got style"
Slang for high-quality marijuana, originating from Broward County, Florida. Derivatives of the slang include, "James Brown", "George Clinton", etc. All devised so as to elude law enforcement knowledgability.
Who got that funk? Who got that funk? Who got that funk? Broward County got that funk, ya heard?
Basically its like this:
Soul + drugs = Funk
george clinton plays some funky ass funk
funk is a state of mind
Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time, cause y'all have knocked her up. I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe...I was not offended, for I knew I had to rise above it all, or drown in my own shit.
-Funkiest sentence ever (heard on "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic)
An unfriendly altercation in the Bay Area. Funk means a problem is going to occur momentarily because two opposing groups have just arrived at the same location. In Hawaii they call it beef. In the Bay Area, it's funk.
"There's about to be some funk up in here bro. Some drunk ass fools just walked in talkin' all kinds trash about Jr."
"I hope I don't see JR this time. I've got mad funk with that fool."
"You got some funk?! Bitch!"
"Them boys are funkin' all the time!"