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Published on January 10th, 2024 | by Hype Staff


Gene “Poo Poo Man” Anderson Talks Journey, Hip Hop 50, and Upcoming Projects

In an exclusive Live Session conversation conducted by Lizzie Yayo, music maestro Gene “Poo Poo Man” Anderson took us through his incredible journey in the music industry, from his early beginnings to his pioneering influence on the evolving landscape of Black music. A former member of George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic/P-Funk All-Stars, Gene’s musical prowess has seen him perform alongside legends such as Bootsy Collins, The Brides of Funkenstein, and Maceo Parker, leaving an indelible mark on the funk scene.

From St. Louis to Stardom

Hailing from St. Louis, Gene “Poo Poo Man” Anderson’s tryst with music commenced at a remarkably young age of 12. His early years were marked by a display of remarkable talent, recording his first two 45’s, “Gigolo Man” and “The Loneliest One,” setting the stage for his illustrious musical career.

A Trailblazer in Black Music

GRAMMY-nominated alongside the legendary blues artist Albert King, Gene’s musical repertoire boasts collaborations with iconic acts like The Temptations and Junior Walker. His visionary creation, Gene Anderson & The Poo Poo People, embodies a fusion of genres—BluesRappaFunkaSoula—a distinctive sound that encapsulates the essence of Black music in a singular, powerful blend.

Reflecting on Hip Hop’s Legacy at 50

As Hip Hop celebrates its 50th anniversary, Gene “Poo Poo Man” Anderson shares his perspective on the genre’s profound influence. His insights into the evolution of Hip Hop as a genre that has continually reshaped the music industry highlight its transformative power and its enduring legacy within the broader landscape of music.

Future Endeavors and Projects

Looking ahead, Gene Anderson is gearing up for new and exciting projects that promise to captivate audiences with his signature sound. As he continues to push the boundaries of music, his upcoming endeavors stand as a testament to his unwavering commitment to innovation and his enduring impact on the ever-evolving realm of Black music.

Gene “Poo Poo Man” Anderson’s journey through the annals of music history remains a testament to his extraordinary talent, versatility, and dedication to his craft. As he forges ahead, his influence on Black music continues to resonate, inspiring generations and leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

Keep Up with Lizzie and the “Keepin it a Bando” segments on IG @keepin_it_a_bando and her YouTube Channel

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