Zapp / Roger

More Bounce to the Ounce and Other Hits

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This resurrection of Roger Troutman's silicon-chip R&B oeuvre collects synth- and voicebox-driven cuts like the hit slow-cyber-jam "Computer Love," as well as the monster groove of "California Love." As can be heard from the irresistible disco boogie of "Dance Floor," Troutman was instrumental in George Clinton's 1970s P-Funk sound: elements of many of these much-sampled tracks will also be familiar to discerning hip-hop fans from their subsequent appearances in recordings by artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Beastie Boys. Though Troutman was murdered by his brother/manager, Larry, in 1999, his musical legacy survives.

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