James Brown – Mind Power

James Brown

Hit it. horns.

Indulge in the inexhaustible wealth of the real that is the godfather of the funk, James Brown.

The educators, they call it ESP… some of ’em call it vibrations. But I call it -what it is- what it is.”

Mind Power, a somewhat esoteric track, is – what it is – all about. The power of the of the mind and potential for infinite discoveries. Talking ’bout energies and vibrations, James Brown speaks the truth. With its soulful wisdom, this jammy jam embodies the real spirit of the funk:  “free your mind and your ass will follow” (see George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic). Wake up. Acknowledge the real. Dig that sense of sublimity that comes through awareness and mind power, cause that’s all we got. Which is a whole lot.

We’re just a bunch of human beans, a collective energy — monumental force of wavelengths, inextricably linked and and cruising the unknown. Fragments of experience fluidly unfolding by the moment. It is – what it is. Finding peace in the uncertainty and realizing the boundlessness of our ability to create: it’s a powerful feeling.

This gem, finally released to the public on a 1993 re-release of James Brown’s 1973 classic album, ‘The Payback’. Definitely a great album to check out; it’s full of solid grooves and wah-wah wisdom. The title track “The Payback” is especially killer diller. According to Ice Cube, it’s “an anthem in South Central L.A. to this day. Maybe the first gang-sta rap song ever.” Word.

I need those hits. Hit me. 

James Brown – Mind Power