Hip-Hop’s origin story isn’t one that is uniformly maintained amongst it’s listeners and the artists involved – but this upcoming documentary by director Dan Forrer examines the causality of seemingly phenomenal events around the Incredible Bongo Band that eventually led to DJ Kool Herc sampling for the genre’s first drum break. Featuring an all star line-up of “talking heads”, this is certain to be a good watch. People out in Texas can catch the premier at the Austin Film Festival on October 21st.
SAMPLE THIS is the true story of how an unknown music producer and the greatest studio musicians of the 70’s entwined to create one of the most influential albums in history.
If not for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, it might never have happened. The gunshots that rang out in the Ambassador Hotel kitchen in June of 1968 started a music revolution. It’s the story of a band that never was, a cult movie and revolutionary music from the streets of New York. A pop culture odyssey that includes Charles Manson, a former Beatle and an infamous mobster.