I feel it is my duty to get funk on this section on the forums. Who doesn't like funk right?! Opinions?
For anyone looking to get into it, look into The Meters. Rejuvenation is one of the greatest funk albums of all time.

For those who are into the chili peppers, they covered The Meter's Jungle Man and Africa (renamed Hollywood).
There's riddles in the shadows
They're thrown the way that i'd expect
And people never seem to know
What they least suspect is coming next
A simple but fun riff i would consider genius is "Red hot Mama" by Funkadelic.