Recording information: Audio Vision Studios; Avatar Studios, NYC; Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL.; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Drop Zone, Torrance, CA; Le Crib; sony Music Studios; Sony Studios, New York, NY; Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA; The Hit Factory, NYC; The N.Dugout; the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; Tree Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
It's totally conceivable that without Sly Stone and his innovations there would be no funk, hip-hop, or club music as we know it. The artists on this compilation give a nod to that notion by paying tribute to the great Sly with a variety of covers, remixes, and reinventions of tunes by the Family Stone. The hip-hop nation weighs in with performances by the Roots, Chuck D., Big Boi, Cee-Lo, and others, while R&B veterans (D'Angelo, Isaac Hayes, Janet Jackson), electronica figures (Moby), and pop- rockers (Stephen Tyler, John Mayer) join the fray too, making for a fun, varied homage to one of pop music's most pivotal artists.