The Menahan Street Band is part of a sprawling, trazillion-piece live Afrobeat experience that includes members of Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and the Budos Band. Staying true to the sound but incorporating Latin and American soul influences, you really have to see them to get how terrific they are (which is why we included a live YouTube after the jump). Drummer Homer Steinweiss and Guitarist Tom Brennick (also co-owners of Dunham Records) came through Suite903 to discuss their influences, songwriting and you know... BEING SAMPLED BY JAY-Z. No biggie!