Dope Dogs (1996) Whether chronicling the exploits of "an undercover narc with a bark" or remaking Eric B. & Rakim's "Follow the Leader," P-Funk All-Stars ringleader George Clinton… P-Funk All Stars Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Dope Dogs (1996)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: P-Funk All Stars; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Whether chronicling the exploits of ''an undercover narc with a bark'' or remaking Eric B. & Rakim's ''Follow the Leader,'' P-Funk All-Stars ringleader George Clinton is still top dog when it comes to stretching funk like Silly Putty. On Dope Dogs, the liberating power of Clinton & Co.'s killer bass lines and scatological silliness is as potent as ever. And lovers of Funkadelic's 1971 classic ''Maggot Brain'' will weep outright at the molten guitar opus ''Dog Star (Fly On).'' A-

Originally posted Mar 15, 1996 Published in issue #318 Mar 15, 1996 Order article reprints