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Steve Arrington is one of the true pioneers of the West Coast g-funk sound.

In his 2013 RBMA lecture, Steve Arrington talked about Dayton’s musical history, drumming and singing with Slave, and more.

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His innovative vocals and drums were key to such classics as “Watching You” and “Just A Touch Of Love” with the legendary soul/funk outfit Slave and solo tracks like “Weak At The Knees” and “Nobody Can Be You.” His songs have been sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop, N.W.A., and Mariah Carey, among countless others. After an extended hiatus from music in the ’90s, Steve has recently partnered up with Stones Throw’s Dâm-Funk for a collaborative album, leaving the door wide open for the next chapter.

TOPICS:
00:33 – Dayton, Ohio
08:18 – California and Coke Escovedo
12:05 – Slave
19:58 – Drumming and singing
27: 53 – Hall of Fame
40:09 – Dâm-Funk

MUSIC:
14:00 – Slave – “Stellar Fungk”
19:30 – Slave – “Just A Touch Of Love”
25:46 – Slave – “Watching You”
31:24 – Steve Arrington – “Beddie-Biey”
44:06 – Steve Arrington & Dâm-Funk – “Goin’ Hard”

Steve Arrington is one of the true pioneers of the West Coast g-funk sound. His innovative vocals and drums were key to such classics as “Watching You” and “Just A Touch Of Love” with the legendary soul/funk outfit Slave and solo tracks like “Weak At The Knees” and “Nobody Can Be You.” His songs have been sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop, N.W.A., and Mariah Carey, among countless others. After an extended hiatus from music in the ’90s, Steve has recently partnered up with Stones Throw’s Dâm-Funk for a collaborative album, leaving the door wide open for the next chapter.

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