(CINCINNATI) -- Cincinnati musician Bootsy Collins, who was in the band and credits his musical career to James Brown, released this statement today via email:
Mr. Brown was the God of Rhythm and Music,
Me along with countless other musicians were his Son's.
No one else will ever come close.
For he is declared this day by all Funkateer's across the globe.
"The Funkiest Mutha' in the Universe"