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Apple Music to exclusively stream doco on iconic 808 drum machine

The documentary explores the birth, popularity and influence of the Roland TR-808 and features interviews with Pharrell, Questlove, Rick Rubin and more.

A documentary about the cultural impact of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, simply titled "808", will debut on December 9 as an Apple Music exclusive.

The documentary tracks the profound influence of the 808 drum machine and how it changed music. It's narrated by Apple Music's own Beats 1 DJ, Zane Lowe, and features a variety of interviews with the likes of Pharrell, Questlove, Rick Rubin, Afrika Bambaataa, David Guetta and more.

The doc originally premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, but if you didn't catch it then and you don't want to subscribe to Apple Music just to watch it, you'll have to wait until December 19 to rent or download the film from iTunes.