Sandy & Papo
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|Sandy & Papo|
|Birth name||Sandy Carriello
Luis Deschamps †
|Also known as||Sandy MC
|Born||September 14, 1972 (Sandy)
January 11, 1973 (Papo)
|Origin||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Genres||Merengue House, Hip Hop|
|Years active||1995 - 1999 (duo)
2000 - present (solo)
|Associated acts||Proyecto Uno, Ilegales, Fulanito & El Cartel|
|Website||Sandy & Papo Myspace|
Sandy & Papo MC, Sandy MC & MC Papo or simply Sandy & Papo, was a duo of merengue house and hip-hop, with temporary residence in Venezuela. It was made by Sandy Carriello "Sandy MC" and Luis Deschamps "MC Papo", both from the Dominican Republic. The duo was created by Nelson Zapata and Pavel de Jesus, after attending an audition for Proyecto Uno.
The group was part of the merenhouse/house-merengue/merengue-hip hop rhythm movement that emerged in New York. The pair fused that with Dominican merengue and other dance genres. Groups such as Proyecto Uno, Fulanito, Ilegales & El Cartel were part of this movement.
Sandy MC & MC Papo performed a version of the popular house El Mueve Mueve (I Like To Move It). They created the song Huelepega which served to promote the Venezuelan film of the same name, directed by Elia Schneider.
The group came to an end when on July 11, 1999 Luis Deschamps (MC Papo) died in a car accident. Sandy MC continued as a solo and received success with the song Homenaje a Papo. As of 2011 Sandy MC has been working on a new album.
In 2006, the Australian film Happy Feet included parts of the song Candela from Sandy MC & MC Papo.
'Sandy MC & MC Papo albums'
- 1995: Sandy & Papo MC
- 1997: Otra Vez
- 1998: The Remix Album
Sandy MC solo albums
- 2000: Homenaje a Papo
- 2005: El Duro Soy Yo
- 2011: Insuperable