The g-funk pioneer tells his story at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York.

Known for his innovative vocals and drums on such classics as “Watching You” and “Just a Touch of Love” with the legendary soul/funk outfit Slave, and his solo work like “Weak at the Knees” and “Nobody Can Be You,” Steve Arrington is one of the true pioneers of the West Coast sound g-funk sound (despite being a Dayton, Ohio resident). His songs have been sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop, N.W.A. and Mariah Carey among countless others – and continue to be heard on discerning dancefloors across the globe. After an extended hiatus from music in the ’90s, Steve has partnered up with Dam Funk for a collaborative album — HIGHER — coming out this summer.

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