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Friday, April 28, 2017 11:00 PM
Harvelle's Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA
  • 21 & over
  • Two drink minimum
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
    Two drink minimum
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Wright added more members to the group and they became known as the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, and they played in several venues across Los Angeles. In the 1970s the band was best known for their world renowned hit, "Express Yourself." It was written by Wright and distributed by Warner Bros.™, where it would hit #3 and #12 on the R&B and Pop charts, respectively. 

During the rise of Hip-Hop in the 1980s, many rap artists sampled chunks of funk from Wright's wax, including N.W.A. and their smash track, “Express Yourself.” Brand Nubian Funk, Naughty By Nature, Gang Starr, and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs also gleaned inspiration from Wright’s work.

By the 1990s “Express Yourself” had been sampled in dozens of action and comedy films including, Mr. and Mrs. SmithCheaper By The DozenThe Little FockersPanther, and The People Vs. Larry Flint.