Today's Song: Sinkane "Runnin'"

Rich Juzwiak · 10/22/12 03:25PM

This has been floating around for a while, the Sudanese-born musician Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane) just played a slew of CMJ shows, his impossibly terrific debut Mars is out tomorrow on DFA and this particular track is the best theme for a '70s blaxploitation movie that never was that I've ever heard.

Here's D'Angelo's First Televised Performance in Twelve Years

Rich Juzwiak · 07/01/12 09:25PM

The famously reclusive D'Angelo graced the stage of tonight's BET Awards. It was the first time he had been on TV in a dozen years. After doing a bit of his signature, "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," he ripped into a groove called "Sugar Daddy" and let it ride for a while. It's a fantastic performance in its own right, and it's really a good thing for pop culture to have funk of so dank a grade be the most talked about piece of music for a second. D'Angelo is back to solve all of our problems, all hail.

What Is 'Funky?'

Hamilton Nolan · 12/14/09 05:00PM

We encourage anyone struggling with the definition of "Funky" to click to enlarge this vintage ad. HINT: Rhinestones, Tulip™ slick paints, and sparkling jackets all play a prominent role in The Funk. [Vintage Ads via Copyranter]

Cold Sweat

Pareene · 04/11/08 03:36PM

There is a profound sadness about this clip of Hillary Clinton "dancing" to James Brown at a senior citizens exercise class. [CBS]