I just got done reading this great interview with drummer Keith LeBlanc, a seminal figure in the development of hip-hop drumming and subsequent rise of drum machines. Keith played with the Sugar Hill Gang (Rapper’s Delight), in addition to releasing a solo record attributed as the first sample-based album… which is a pretty big deal given the sample-heavy nature of the current Pop world.  He’s got tons of interesting stories about hip-hop history, and a great perspective on the relationship between a drummer and drum machine.

HT: Tony Renaud