After nearly four decades, legendary funkateers Parliament has resurfaced with a new album entitled Medicaid Fraud Dogg. Spearheaded by the chief architect of funk George Clinton, the legendary group has seen multiple incarnations since its late ’60s inception.

Now, Parliament is back with a new lineup and 23 fresh tracks, including the single “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me” featuring Clinton and Scarface.

In a recent interview with HipHopDX, the 77-year-old music icon talked about the inspiration behind the album. Last month, Clinton was forced to get a pacemaker and it really reinforced his negative feelings toward the pharmaceutical and insurance companies.

“Most of the legal shit out there they got people hooked on is crazy,” Clinton said. “The meds they give you now; everybody’s on them now — my doctor looked at me like, ‘I can’t make no money off of you’ because I don’t take no meds. I did all my meds beforehand. I don’t need to do no more [laughs].

“They got so many meds, you go in for a toothache, you leave with an addiction for the next 20 years. They give you enough samples to hook the whole family. You can’t tell me they don’t know what they’re doing. It’s just legalized. They’re legalized dope dealers. I got my medical marijuana. That’s all I need.”

Parliament’s last album was 1980’s Trombipulation, which spawned the sample for Digital Underground’s “The Humpty Dance.”

Check out the Medicaid Fraud Dogg album stream, cover art and tracklist below.[apple_news_ad type=”any”]

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  1. Medicated Creep
  2. Psychotropic
  3. 69
  4. Backwoods
  5. Oil Jones
  6. Proof Is In The Pudding
  7. I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me f. Scarface & Mudbone
  8.  Antisocial Media
  9. All In
  10. On Fire
  11. Loodie Poo Da Pimp
  12. Mama Told Me
  13. Set Trip
  14. Kool Aid
  15. DaDa
  16. Pain Management
  17. Riddle Me This
  18. No Mos
  19. Ya Habit
  20. Higher
  21. Medicaid Fraud Dogg
  22. Insurance Man
  23. Type Two