Bootsy Collins’ Funky Family

Bootsy Collins is blessed to have such a creative and empowering kindred, who go “all around the world for the funk.”

Here we share some of the recent manifestations of this royal funk family- Bootsy, son Ouiwey, wife “Peppermint” Patti, brother “Catfish” Collins and nephew Snoop Dogg.

First off, these musical animated “shorts” from Ouiwey are hilarious, groovin’ and fun to watch and share with friends. Dig the two most recent vids of The BigHeads, featuring characters from Ouiwey’s life, including Bootsy.

Also featured on the Youtube channel of Bootzilla Productions, Erykah Badu supports Patti Collins’ efforts to boost girls’ self esteem through the Bootsy Girls. Our contributing writer Chelcie Sedleck did a lengthy interview with the Bootsy Girls a couple months back. If you missed it, check it out here.

If you want to know more about Bootsy’s life and how he and Patti came together, enjoy the Unsung documentary on Bootsy Collins (below). 



Maybe it will also surprise you to know that Snoop Dogg is Bootsy’s nephew! At the end of January 2012, Bootsy is signing on to William Morris Agency for booking. Check out the last post for that information. Dig “Intrology” off Snoop’s Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, featuring George Clinton.

And let us not forget the man who inspired Bootsy himself, his older brother “Catfish” Collins, may he rest in peace. Dig this track “Very Yes” taken from a ive 1978 bootleg.

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