Watch The Trailer For The "808" Documentary Featuring Pharrell And Rick Rubin

Posted by , Nov 15, 2016 at 11:49am

Witness the history of the Roland TR-808, the most influential instrument in modern music.


One cannot begin to understand why today's music sounds the way it does without an adequate history lesson on the Roland TR-808. The subject of documentary "808," this legendary drum machine has influenced producers and artists across genre, but has had an unfathomable role in the creation of hip-hop music. We take it for granted today, but drums weren't always accessible within the confines of a small powerful electronic box. Finally we can find out why Kanye named his fourth LP the way he did.

Narrated by Zane Lowe, "808" seems like it's going to have some incredible interviews. With appearances from the likes of Pharrell, The Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin, Lil Jon, David Guetta, Afrika Bambaataa adn Phil Collins, no music nerd will want to miss this.

Peep the trailer above.

Witness the history of the Roland TR-808, the most influential instrument in modern music.

One cannot begin to understand why today's music sounds the way it does without an adequate history lesson on the Roland TR-808. The subject of documentary "808," this legendary drum machine has influenced producers and artists across genre, but has had an unfathomable role in the creation of hip-hop music. We take it for granted today, but drums weren't always accessible within the confines of a small powerful electronic box. Finally we can find out why Kanye named his fourth LP the way he did.

Narrated by Zane Lowe, "808" seems like it's going to have some incredible interviews. With appearances from the likes of Pharrell, The Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin, Lil Jon, David Guetta, Afrika Bambaataa adn Phil Collins, no music nerd will want to miss this.

Peep the trailer above.

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