1. WATCH: "All Hail The Beat" — A Short Film By Nelson George About the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine.

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    Informative breakdown about the game-changing Roland TR-808 drum machine in a concise three minutes. Director Nelson George - noted journalist, author and hip-hop historian - traces the history and universal impact of the revolutionary musical device from Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" to "Planet Rock" to 808s & Heartbreak . D-Nice (nicknamed in his BDP days, "The Human TR-808"), and pioneering producers Arthur Baker and Juan Atkins give insight about the effects this mos' def machine had on hip-hop, electro boogie and Detroit techno. Extraordinarily enough, as George reminds us, the innovative gear hasn't even been manufactured since 1984 (no George Orwell). Peep the mini-doc (which just happened to be edited by bling47.com 's own Waajeed), and brace for the bass, after the handclaps...





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