Yeah, I know I know… It’s been a minute since content was posted to BinkisRecs.com It’s all great because the god was working somethings out. If I didn’t … then I would be in trouble. HAAAAA! Anyway Today is R&B Soul Thursdays. So you know what that means? I’ll wait…..   You damn right! We are putting up info and videos about Soul Artists. Today we are going to put up MANDRILL. Now, although they are an historical group I haven’t heard a lot of their music. And they have a lot!!!!. I just finally listen through ” MAndrill Is” and “Solid”. BANGIN’ albums I might add but that’s all I can contribute from self. HAAAA! Imma let the Bio and the videos do the rest BLAMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Bio(from Madrillis.com):

What do rap and hip-hop artists KANYE WEST, BRANDY, BLACK-EYED PEAS, WYCLEF JEAN, MISSY ELLIOT and PUBLIC ENEMY have in common? They are just a few of the many artists who have sampled the legendary Funk/R&B/Jazz/Latin/Rock sensation MANDRILL. You can hear their signature sound on Kanye West’s “Two Words” with Mos Def from Kanye’s Grammy Award-winning College Dropout album as well as on Brandy’s single “Talk About Our Love” featuring and produced by Kanye West from her Grammy-nominated Afrodisiac album. Other samples include Shawty Lo’s’ “Dey Know”, KRS One’s “For Example,” Black Eyed Peas “Weekends,” Floetry’s “Have Faith,” Wyclef Jean’s “You Say Keep It Gangsta,” Tweet and Missy Elliot’s “We Don’t Need No Water,” Kindred’s “If I,” and Nas’ “U Gotta Love It.” As one of the most sampled groups of today MANDRILL has been introduced to a whole new generation of younger fans who are appreciating, in live concerts, the power and artistry of this band. 

Their most recent project MANDRILL LIVE AT MONTREUX (DVD/CD) includes interviews, behind the scenes footage and a photo gallery, in addition to the 90-minute concert recorded in Switzerland at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Stravinsky Hall. MANDRILL LIVE AT MONTREUX is the very first “live” presentation of the legendary Funk/R&B/Latin/Jazz/Rock band and features a compendium of MANDRILL’s greatest hits. The CD captures the raw magic for which MANDRILL is known with 10 electrifying tracks, unmatched in power and versatility, including such classic hits as “Fencewalk,” “Mango Meat,” “House of Wood,” “Peace and Love” and others. Viewers are treated to bonus musical surprises on what is sure to become a collector’s item. The concert CD is one of MANDRILL’s finest albums. Both the CD and DVD are available on the official website at http://www.mandrillis.com and in stores worldwide. The DVD is currently featured on BET J’s “Club J Concerts” (a division of the Black Entertainment Television Network). 

Their soon-to-be released seventeenth album continues to promote positive messages of peace, harmony and social justice. A few highlights of this CD include their new songs “We Gotta Get It (Right This Time)” and “The Vow”, a call by MANDRILL for people all over the world to come together as one with a healing agenda. “The Vow”, a powerful composition by Lou Wilson, features Lou on lead vocals, George Duke on keyboards, with Sekou Bunch and Herman Matthews rounding out the presentation on bass and drums respectively. “Spirit Of Hiroshima”, composed by Dr. Ric Wilson and featuring his lead vocals, encourages us to deal with challenges, not as victims, but with strength and compassion. MANDRILL’s tribute song to President Obama “ABLESSING” with the commanding lead vocals of Dwight Trible sends a message of hope and love, struggle and triumph. Other collaborators include the great Gerald Albright and Chuck D of Public Enemy. This CD will truly reflect the full spectrum of MANDRILL including the booty shakin’ fun and funk that their fans have grown accustomed to.

Still touring the U.S. and abroad, the Wilson Brothers remain the driving force behind MANDRILL. The current band is fueled by a new generation of multi-talented musicians including Marc Rey, Arlan Schierbaum, Keith Barry, Michael Beholden, Gemi Taylor and Stacey Lamont Sydnor.(Read More Here).

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