Video: Nelson George X Roland TR-808

Hip-hop-guru Nelson George, who we had an interesting chat with a few months ago, gives us this concise history of the legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine. From Marvin Gaye to Egyptian Lover to Run DMC to Model 500 to Kanye West to The Cool Kids - musicians have built entire careers on the basis of this machine and its unmistakable sound. The three minute documentary enlists the help of BDP's D-Nice, "Planet Rock"-producer Arthur Baker and Detroit Techno-originator Juan Atkins and was filmed by our good friend Waajeed from Bling47.