The past decade has brought forth significant questions and controversy surrounding the so-called Chicago Funk Mafia. Do they exist? Are they Funky? Does this secretive organization control Chicago’s musical underworld?
Despite significant pushback and multiple blacklist attempts by the musical establishment, The CFM seems to hold a shadowy influence over the underground scene. Rumors they have infiltrated mainstream touring acts persist, and some have even suggested that they have operatives pulling strings from within the United States government to Make America Funky Again.