“Ain’t No Stoppin’ Now” is the latest release by acclaimed guitarist, songwriter and producer Marlon McClain featuring ace, Brooklyn – bred MC and lyricist, BD3. The fun and super funky uptempo track with the lyrical hip-hop flow marks the coming together of two different generations, but the seamlessness of this winning collab once again confirms funk, soul and hip hop all fall from the same fertile tree of Black American Music. It’s also the first single from McClain’s upcoming, full-length project, Funky Fridays, Vol. 2
As a teenager, McClain aka “The Magician” as he’s commonly referred to, was the co-leader and guitarist of the highly regarded 70’s progressive jazz, soul, funk band Pleasure from the Portland, Oregon area who gave us most notably the ultra funky hit, “Glide”. Later, McClain joined Grammy – winning R&B group, The Dazz Band and also began writing and/or producing songs for such luminaries as George Benson, En Vogue, Eric Benet, Toni Braxton, George Clinton, Jeff Lorber, Kenny G, and “uncle” Charlie Wilson, garnering him even more renown.
During the process of crafting “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Now,” McClain looked to add a rap artist with an East Coast vibe to the track and liked the flow and versatility of BD3, an accomplished wordsmith who wields a super solid rep on the NYC scene. He has himself been busy even during this time of the pandemic not only dropping gems with Trew Culture collective brethren, saxophonist/producer FKAJazz (a past featured artist here) and drummer/producer UNKLE NEPHEW, but also with successful solo offerings such as Pressure & Sacrifice, 20/20 Vision and the recent EP release, trois pur trois. BD3 loved the track and how the song allowed him to show another side of himself. Needless to say, McClain’s musical instincts proved on point once again.
Amid the times much of the world currently finds itself, an uplifting, groove-filled proclamation of “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Now” is an apt one for the journey forward. BC
Check out the very psychedelic – cool visual for the track below:
“AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ NOW” is available now on all major music platforms. For links and additional info on Marlon McClain click HERE
For more about BD3 and access to his latest releases click HERE