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Without the TR-808, hip-hop and other forms of electronic music would not be what they are today. Many don't know that when this machine was released it was a complete failure. It was meant to be an accompaniment machine for guitarists and bassists. When the earliest audience realized they didn't like it, they wound up on the second hand market such as in pawn shops. This is where early hiphop producers found the device, detuned and warped the original sounds to turn the kick into the famed sub 808 sound that has made a resurgence in today's tracks. Check out this cool video where the machine is opened up and explored.