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The year was 1969; Armen Boladian was driving Westbound on 8 Mile Rd. when it occurred to him that everyone was going to California to make it in the music business. Well, it was at this moment that his life would make a U-turn into history. He decided to help the musicians in the city he Loved, Detroit. He was surrounded by talent, and he harvested the best of it. Armen began in the music business in the early 1950's at the young age of 15, and he would later drop out of college to devote his life to music. He started by promoting and distributing records for artists such as Dionne Warwick (which he is credited for breaking out of Detroit with her 1st hit "Don't Make Me Over"), MC5, Credence Clearwater, Doors, Neil Diamond and many more. Then there was Funk...In 1969 he signed Funkadelic to his newly formed record label. He would go on to sign Ohio Players, Detroit Emeralds, Denise LaSalle, Byron MacGregor and many more. Funkadelic has a couple albums in Rolling Stone's Top Albums of All Time, including "Maggot Brain." Artists such as Dr.Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Master P, MC Hammer, Eminem and countless more have used samples to breathe life into some of the most legendary rap jams ever. Funkadelic music is the foundation for much of rap and artists such as Dr. Dre refer to Funkadelic as their biggest influence. All this can be attributed to the legendary vision of one man, Armen Boladian, who allowed his artists complete creative freedom, which spawned some of the most creative and enduring music ever recorded.

          
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