Try to ignore the trendy song title. Heavily sampled, well known to breakbeaters of the world, not surprisingly with a drum sound like that. Even though Monk Higgins had some blips of notoriety in jazz circles, he was actually best as an A&R guy, working for One-Derful Records in the 60′s and signing Otis Clay.
The guy did a lot of writing and producing into the 70′s for Imperial, Minit and UA. While there, he recorded a few albums and released ‘Gotta Be Funky’, his biggest hit. He gave his cousin, Barbara Acklin her start (as Barbara Allen on Chess) as well. Seemingly, a pretty great fellow.
The B side of this, ‘Big Water Bed’, is a riot – worth searching out.