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Brooklyn Funk Essentials

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Biography

Brooklyn Funk Essentials is an acid-jazz, funk, and hip hop collective featuring musicians and poets from different cultures. The band was conceived in 1993 by producer Arthur Baker and bassist and musical director Lati Kronlund. Lati Kronlund played the bass, and other members included Hanifah Walidah (aka Sha-key), Joi Cardwell, Papa Dee and Stephanie McKay (vocals), Everton Sylvester and David Allen (dub poetry), Josh Roseman (trombone), Bob Brockmann (trumpet), Paul Shapiro (sax & flute), Yancy Drew and Tony Allen (drums), E.J. Rodriguez and Danny Sadownic (percussion), Desmond Foster and Masa Shimizu (guitar), ATN Stadwijk and Yuka Honda (keys), Bill Ware (vibes) and dj’s Jazzy Nice and Smash on turntables.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. I Got Cash  -  43,181 plays
  2. The Creator has a Master Plan  -  42,802 plays
  3. Istanbul Twilight  -  47,955 plays
  4. Mambo Con Dancehall  -  32,920 plays
  5. Take The L Train  -  34,009 plays
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