Record Label: Stones Throw
Deluxe vinyl package includes the album on 3xLP white vinyl, download card and a gorgeous, reflective silver triple gatefold jacket.
Damon "Dam-Funk" Riddick is the epitome of funk. Ever since debuting with Stones Throw in 2008, Dam-Funk has become one of the genres most passionate proselytizers.
In 2013, he released his celebrated partnership with hip-hop's Snoop Dogg titled 7 DAYS OF FUNK. Fresh for '15, Dam returns with a solo project nearly six years in the making: Invite the Light.
Dam's partnership with Stones Throw includes everything from his 2009 LP Toeachizown, to an anthology of early productions, Adolescent Funk (2010), to 2013's 7 Days of Funk.
As always, Dam flexes his multi-instrumentalist talents by handling all the production but still makes time for guests including rapper Q-Tip, the father-son duo of LEON SYLVERS III & IV, and funk giant Junie Morrison of the OHIO PLAYERS, who opens and closes the album with dire warnings of what could happen in a world without funk. Rest assured, Dam is here to make sure that never comes to pass. As he puts it, "funk is the underdog, the black sheep of black music," and if that's true, Dam-Funk is its shepherd.