The group known as Mandrill is no stranger the sampling. The multi-faceted band, formed in 1968, have seen their work utilized from dozens of Hip-Hop artists dating back to the artform’s inception in the late 70s. With their combination of funk, salsa, blues and soul, Mandrill’s sound is equally at home with conscious and street emcees.
The late Shawty Lo, who tragically passed away yesterday in a car accident, had his biggest commercial hit when producer Balis Beats sampled Mandrill’s “Children of the Sun,” off their sophomore 1972 album Mandrill Is.
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