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Roger Troutman

Roger Troutman (November 29, 1951 - April 25, 1999) was a legendary funk musician from Ohio. Best known as the lead singer of the band Zapp, he also had a moderately successful solo career, and his music in particular is seen as highly influential among the development of West Coast hip hop, thanks to artists like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg who regularly sampled Troutman's music. Like his mentor George Clinton, who recorded for several labels at the same time under different monikers, Troutman recorded simultaneously as Roger, releasing albums and hit singles on Warner Bros. He is considered b ...read more

Roger Troutman (November 29, 1951 - April 25, 1999) was a legendary funk musician from Ohio. Best known as the lead singer of the band Zapp, he also had a moderately successful solo career, and his music in particular is seen as highly influential among the development of West Coast hip hop, thanks to artists like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg who regularly sampled Troutman's music. Like his mentor George Clinton, who recorded for several labels at the same time under different monikers, Troutman recorded simultaneously as Roger, releasing albums and hit singles on Warner Bros. He is considered by many the master of the talk box — an effects pedal usually used by guitarists, that Roger connected to keyboards to create robotic-sounding vocals. In 1999, Troutman was killed by his brother Larry in a murder suicide, although his legacy remains in tact to this day. « hide

Similar Bands: Zapp, Zapp & Roger, Jonzun Crew, Midnight Star, Mtume

LPs
Bridging The Gap
1991

4
1 Votes
Unlimited!
1987

The Saga Continues...
1984

The Many Facets Of Roger
1981

4.5
1 Votes
EPs
(Everybody) Get Up
1991

Compilations
All The Greatest Hits
1993

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