The funk lives on!
D. Walker | Kansas city | 01/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must start out with a strange story before I get to my review. When I came back to Kansas city Mo, I remember listening to music alot more and enjoying it as I did a child, and now. But, a trip to Ohio would set my soul for Roger's music on fire even more. Roger Troutman was getting popular with different rap acts because of the constant sampling of his work. Whether it was from "Zapp, or his own work." I had heard one of the versions of this song on a popular Ohio station and called to the station and got the name of the song. I was excited of course and couldn't wait to grab the single and hear how many different mixes were on the tape. I got home and was disapointed. There was just the album version on the cassette. Nooooooooooo! Nooooooooooooooooo! This isn't real! Nooooooooooooooooooo! Of course, I didn't know about Maxi singles on CD at the time and was learning about more music formats growing up. Fast forward to the year 2005. Roger was sadly taken away from us in 1999 by his brother Lary Troutman in a murder shooting. He was sorely missed by yours truly. Hearing one of the mixes on a Kansas city Mo. station one night, I decided to take yet another shot and find the single and of course low and behold, I found it. This is great if you are a big Roger Troutman fan and want to start a Roger Troutman collection. Or, you maybe just adding to the collection as I am trying to do. This features the group, "Epmd." You may remember they're song, "Chill" from 1987 with they're sample of "Zapp's" "More bounce to the ounce." If you want bass? You'll get plenty of it. I wouldn't trade this single in for anything! I have always loved Roger's music growing up and I will continue to do so until I can't breethe anymore. Roger! We miss you man! Thanks for the funk and keep smiling down on us."