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Robert ‘Kool’ Bell, founder of Kool and the Gang, honored by artists’ samplings

Robert “Kool” Bell, the founder of the celebrated R&B band Kool and the Gang, said it is the highest compliment that his band remains one of the most sampled bands in modern music. The group that brought us the classic “Celebration,” “Get Down on It,” “Ladies Night” and “Fresh,” explained why he had to personally accept the career award at the ICE Medal of Honor Gala in Atlanta.

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