Retrieved February 25, 2007.] Its release also triggered a legal battle between Smash and King that resulted in a one year ban on the release of Brown's vocal recordings. Those same tracks were later resurrected by countless hip-hop musicians from the 1970s onward.
Like the rest of songs on the "The Original Disco Man" LP, "It's Too Funky in Here" was not produced by Brown himself, but produced instead by Brad Shapiro.
In 1966, Brown's "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" won the Grammy for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording (an award last given in 1968). As Brown's music empire grew, his desire for financial and artistic independence grew as well.
Brown's national profile was boosted further that year by appearances in the movie "", sometimes cited as the first true funk song, was the first of his recordings to contain a drum break and the first that featured a harmony that was reduced to a single chord change. Brown bought radio stations during the late 1960s, including radio station WRDW in Augusta, Georgia where he shined shoes as a boy.
In addition to his acclaim in music, Brown was a presence in American political affairs during the 1960s and 1970s, noted especially for his grooves and turning them into what became hip hop classics and the foundations of the music genre. At the age of sixteen, he was convicted of armed robbery and sent to a juvenile detention center upstate in Toccoa in 1948.
Brown was recognized by numerous titles, including "Soul Brother Number One", "Sex Machine", "Mr. Brown, who was by then nicknamed "Music Box", formed a gospel quartet while he was incarcerated at the detention center. ISBN 0-89820-140-3.] 1955: The Famous Flames In 1955, Brown and " (1956).