When working on these loops, try to get references from records in this style: listen to the drummer but also to the entire group. Do not reduce your vision, music is a whole, and the only way to understand any style is with thorough analysis. This style (Funky) has been evolving since the seventies. This might figure among the medium tempos. This kind of patterns makes it easier to control the groove (and, contrary to what they might seem at first, they are not easy).