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George Clinton

Funk Classics Seized

to Pay Off $1 Million Debt

1/6/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0104-george-clinton-gettyGeorge Clinton's ex lawyers gotta have the funk, and a judge just gave it to 'em -- forcing the music legend to hand over four classic recordings to pay off the million bucks he owes the law firm ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs, Hendricks & Lewis won a $1.5 million judgment against Clinton back in 2010, but was only able to collect $340,000 -- so a Federal Judge just hit GC where it hurts ... his music.

In the docs, the judge grants H&L the copyrights for the following Funkadelic jams:

- “Hardcore Jollies”
- “The Electric Spanking of War Babies”
- “Uncle Jam Wants You”
- “One Nation Under A Groove”



According to the ruling, H&L can sell or use the music however it wants -- with all money going toward paying back the original judgment.

Once that's paid off, the copyrights go back to Clinton ... who has filed a motion to reverse the decision. No ruling on that yet.

Hey, at least they didn't take "Atomic Dog."

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