Rise of the Funky Divas

Rise of the Funky Divas

Men have dominated funk, but female funkateers like Betty Davis, Labelle and Mother's Finest should never be forgotten

Michael A. Gonzales

by Michael A. Gonzales, August 12, 2013

Rise of the Funky Divas

Labelle put their big-girl space-boot platform shoes on

continues to inspire.


Cultural critic Michael A. Gonzales has written cover stories for VibeUptownEssenceXXL, Wax Poetics and elsewhere. He’s also written for New York and The Village Voice. Read him at Blackadelic Pop and follow him on Twitter @gonzomike.

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