The Menahan Street Band is a New York-based instrumental band formed in 2007, that plays funk and soul music. The band features musicians from other amazing bands such as the El Michels Affair and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.
Various songs from their debut album Make the Road by Walking have been sampled by hip hop artists, including the title track, which was sampled by Jay-Z on the track “Roc Boys” and The Traitor”, which was sampled by Kid Cudi on his debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day.
Here are Third Monk’s favorite tracks from Menahan Street Band’s Make the Road by Walking:
Menahan Street Band – Montego Sunset
Menahan Street Band – Make the Road by Walking
Menahan Street Band – The Traitor
Menahan Street Band – Going the Distance
Menahan Street Band – Birds