True to our site’s name, sometimes we catch a vibe with the stars we interview and they drop more gems than we’re able to use. “Outtakes” is a series of excerpts from VIBE profiles, Q&As, and cover stories that we just couldn’t leave on the cutting room floor.
Earlier this year, VIBE spoke with Felton Pilate of Con Funk Shun about the chart-topping cover of their hit record “Loves Train” performed by Silk Sonic’s Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. In the May 2022 interview, Pilate revealed the song was a pleasant surprise and put fans on notice that Con Funk Shun would soon return the favor.
Still, with his decades in the industry, Felton Pilate had more stories to tell. Our lively conversation touched on the music industry and colorful stories of past times on tour and in the studio. Here, we gathered the best, unpublished moments of the full discussion.