Saturday, January 17, 2009

Curtis Mayfield Talks About Hip Hop, Songwriting and Superfly


Probably my favorite songwriter and performer in soul music, Curtis was a genius on so many levels. This is a 7 minute interview with him, recorded in the 90s sometime after he was paralyzed by stage lighting falling on him during a concert. You can hear that it's a bit hard for him to speak, but it's worth hearing. He mentions he's a big fan of Public Enemy and Ice T (who sampled "Pusherman" for "I'm Your Pusher"!)

DOWNLOAD: Curtis Mayfield Interview