Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s one-time drummer and the creator of one of hip-hop’s most popular samples, has died at the age of 73. Stubblefield’s wife, Jody Hannon, confirmed the drummer’s death to Rolling Stone. The cause of death was kidney failure.
“The Funky Funkiest Drummer Of All Time,” Questlove wrote on Saturday. “Clyde Stubblefield thank you for everything you’ve taught me. The spirit of the greatest grace note left hand snare drummer will live on thru all of us.”
Read the full article on rollingstone.com and check out DJ Premier’s latest Instagram post below.
R.I.P. to the legend!
there are drummers, and Then There Are DRUMMERS! R.I.P. To The Legend Clyde "Funky Drummer" Stubblefield.. His Era With James Brown Is Unmatched and He Is One Of The Reasons Why My Boom Bap Style Bounces Like It Does… He Died At Age 73 Of Kidney Failure… Prince Once Paid $80,000 Of Medical Bills To Keep Him Healthy… That's How Important This Man Has Been To Our Excellence In Music. He Will Never Be Forgotten… Salute!!!