Creeping up on the release of his boogie-funk tributary LP Bush, Snoop Dogg sat down with Rolling Stone to run through some more of his many, many names, as well pinpoint some of the precise influences for the new piece. There weren’t too many surprises on that list; George Clinton, Rick James and Anita Ward, oddly leaving out The Gap Band, the lead singer for which is prominently featured on the album (Charlie Wilson.) But boogie blessings aside, the current that runs through all of that greatness is inarguably the fawnk, and nobody’s got the dirt on that canon like it’s great architect, none other than James Brown. Uncle Snoop explains that he was once granted the opportunity to sit with JB, and chat with him in his late years, even suggesting that the two link on tape at some point with collaborative track or record, but Brown moved on before that musical meeting of Doggfather and Godfather ever came to fruition. At least he got a few words of wisdom out of him. Watch Snoop Dogg’s interview with Rolling Stone to find out exactly what those were and grab your copy of Bush on iTunes today.