Only James Brown can do James Brown. Well except maybe for an 80's era Eddie Murphy (anybody got a link to Eddie's "James Brown Celebrity Hot Tub"?). As a matter of fact, any one else trying to do James Brown had better be joking. Because no one could do it like the Godfather of Soul. Just ask Prince.
That being said, sometimes there is an exception that proves the rule. Ladies and Gentlemen, submitted for your approval: Janelle Monae.
I can't get this song or video out of my head and I don't want to.