Sandy & Papo

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Sandy & Papo
Birth name Sandy Carriello
Luis Deschamps †
Also known as Sandy MC
Papo 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)
Labels Parcha Records
Associated acts Proyecto Uno, Ilegales, Fulanito
Website Sandy & Papo Myspace

Sandy & Papo MC, MC Papo & Sandy MC or Sandy & Papo, was a duo of merengue house and hip-hop, with temporary residence in Venezuela. It was made by Sandy Carriello "MC Sandy" and Luis Deschamps "Papo MC", 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 were part of this movement.

Sandy & Papo MC 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.

Soundtracks[edit]

In 2006, the Australian film Happy Feet included parts of the song Candela from Sandy & Papo MC.

Discography[edit]

Sandy & 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