The sounds of the Roland TR-808 drum machine inspire musicians around the world, even though the device hasn’t been made since 1984 and most of its avid users have never actually seen one.

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Urban Romances, LLC

DIRECTED BY - Nelson George
PRODUCED BY - Nicole Nelch
WRITER/CAMERA/NARRATION - Nelson George
EDITING/CAMERA/MUSIC/NARRATION/VOICEOVER - Robert O'Bryant

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