Tear The Roof Off The Sucker by Parliament Funkadelic

“Tear the Roof Off the Sucker” is a funk classic by the American band Parliament-Funkadelic. It was released in 1976 and became a hit single for the band, reaching the top 20 on the R&B charts. The song features a driving beat, catchy horns, and the distinctive vocals of George Clinton and the P-Funk crew. It has been sampled and covered by numerous artists over the years and remains a beloved staple of funk and hip-hop culture.


Parliament-Funkadelic (also known as P-Funk) is an American funk music collective formed in the late 1960s by musician and bandleader George Clinton. The group combined elements of funk, rock, and soul music, and is known for their theatrical live performances, outlandish costumes, and elaborate stage shows.

Parliament and Funkadelic were originally two separate groups, but their members often collaborated and eventually merged to form the larger collective. Some of their most popular songs include “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker),” “Flash Light,” “One Nation Under a Groove,” and “Atomic Dog.”

Parliament-Funkadelic has had a significant influence on funk, soul, and hip-hop music, and their music continues to be celebrated and sampled by contemporary artists.