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Marcus Miller: “What Is Hip” (Live)

Here’s the drill: take a tune anchored by one phenomenal bassist and have it covered by another.

This is Marcus Miller and his band covering Tower of Power’s “What is Hip”, which of course featured the bass work of Rocco Prestia.

TOP fans might notice a difference in tempo from the original. Drummer Jason “JT” Thomas said that Marcus “started at the right tempo, I came in faster…” and that Marcus’ look on his face said “JT done pressed the gas, now I gotta keep up!!”

And keep up he did. JT says they still laugh about this clip to this day.