Scene News: Bootsy Collins brings the funk back with World Wide Funk, his first release in six years

BOOTSY COLLINS is back with his 1st studio album in 6 years. WORLD WIDE FUNK to be released October 27 on Mascot Records.

 The funk runs deep and rich on ‘World Wide Funk,’ Bootsy Collins’ first studio album since 2011’s Tha Funk Capital of the World. Populated with musical friends old and new, and recorded in his Cincinnati home’s Bootzilla Re-hab studio, ‘World Wide Funk’ marks both a reckoning and significant reboot, if you will, for the Rhinestone Rock Star Monster of a doll baby baba!  [pullquote]”BOOTSY COLLINS WAS BORN A LONG, LONG TIME AGO IN A SUBTERRANEAN CAVERN FULL OF SHINING DINOSAURS DEEP BELOW THE OHIO RIVER….” – IGGY POP, INTRODUCTION TO “WORLD WIDE FUNK”[/pullquote] Blue-chip rappers like Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Quik, Dru Down, and Chuck D, along with guitar shredders Buckethead and Eric Gales, join a Bootsy-curated posse of fresh new artists on a record that embraces everything from the classic P-Funk sound Bootsy pioneered to the closest Collins has ever come to radio-active, boots on the ground, friendly fire in a musical-P-rated-adventure.

First taste of album comes with track premiere – Worth My While (featuring Kali Uchis) – Check out the slinky R&B groove of Worth My While

Along with X-Zact and BlvckSeeds, who supply gorgeous harmonies throughout ‘World Wide Funk,’ other guests include rapper MC Eiht, the late Bernie Worrell, along with singers Kali Uchis, Tyshawn Colquitt,  Musiq Soulchild, and October London who adds feminine appeal alongside a shoe-infatuated Bootsy on “Hi-On-Heels,” a slow-groove collaboration with Snoop Dogg.

But World Wide Funk is more than just a party – it’s also a call to activism.  “Bootz on the ground, baby!” Collins declares on the title track.  “The whole concept,” Collins explains, “was not only about playing music or being current on this album, but about teaching people how to funk for themselves so they can bring some funk to get some. We bring them hope like dope, so not one Funkateer chokes. Unity in the community is a part of this plan and when the Mothership lands there’s nothing but helping hands.” 

WORLD WIDE FUNK will be released October 27 on Mascot Records

Pre-orders available HERE


  1. World Wide Funk (feat. Doug E. Fresh, Buckethead & Alissia Benveniste
  2. Bass-Rigged-System (feat. Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Manou Gallo, Alissia Benveniste & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
  3. Pusherman (feat. Dru Down, BlvckSeeds , Mr. Talkbox)
  4. Thera-P (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt & Alissia Benveniste)
  5. Hot Saucer (feat. Musiq Soulchild & Big Daddy Kane)
  6. Heaven Yes
  7. Ladies Nite (feat. MC Eiht & BlvckSeeds)
  8. Candy Coated Lover (feat. X-Zact, Kali Uchis & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
  9. Snow Bunny (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt, Snowbunny & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
  10. Hi-On-Heels (feat. October London)
  11. A Salute To Bernie (feat. Dr. G. Bernie Worrell)
  12. Boomerang (feat. Justin Johnson)
  13. Worth My While (feat. Kali Uchis)
  14. Come Back Bootsy (feat. Eric Gales, Dennis Chambers & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
  15. Illusions (feat. Chuck D, Buckethead & BlvckSeeds)





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