James Brown gained fame as one of the most electrifying entertainers that ever lived, but there also existed unsavory sides to the man. In a new book from Brown’s daughter, she reveals that her father was violent towards her mother and married an abusive partner herself.
It is no secret that funk music wouldn’t exist as we know it without James Brown. The exact same can be said for Hip-Hop culture in its entirety.
The final years of music soul legend James Brown’s life were marred with unpredictability and alleged drug usage. So much to the point where fans thought he had been an habitual abuse problem his entire life.
Actor Chadwick Boseman excellently portrayed Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42, but playing James Brown is an entirely different animal. However, from the looks of the trailer for Get On Up, Boseman may have hit another homerun out of the reenacting the life of an iconic African-American ballpark.