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James Brown the self-proclaimed "Godfather of Soul," who billed himself as the hardest working man in show business, has died at age 73, CNN reported on Monday.


Brown had been admitted to Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta over the weekend for treatment of severe pneumonia, his agent, Frank Copsidas, told CNN.


The singer, also known as "Mr Dynamite" is credited with bringing the word "funk" into mainstream musical vernacular and influencing a new generation of black music that spawned rap and hip-hop.


Brown's hit "Say it Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" became a civil rights anthem during the turbulent 1960s and he performed the song at


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LEGEND!!! Papas got a brand new bag. Top Tune

Double Gold Medalist. 2006 Mongering Olympics

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saw him, was top


the most sampled man in music.



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LEGEND!!! Papas got a brand new bag. Top Tune

Dont know the title of the song, but I know the hook was Papa's got a brand new bag..great song

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