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07/30/2014 09:00 am ET Updated Aug 05, 2014

5 Ways James Brown Made An Impact On American Culture

As James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up,” is set to hit theaters this Friday, The Godfather Of Soul’s legacy still persists eight years after his death.

Brown’s trademark stage presence has not only left an impression on legions of artists who followed in his footsteps, including Michael Jackson & Mick Jagger, his benevolent humanitarian efforts have also impacted society long after his death.

In celebration of “The Hardest Working Man In Show Business” and the release of “Get On Up,” we decided to highlight a few of James Brown’s influential contributions to America’s culture.

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