Trailer for “Sample This”

On October 12, 2012 by Will Hermes

Well, alright!

Dan Forrer’s documentary on The Incredible Bongo Band’s “Apache” — the song that helped father hip-hop — is finished, and I can’t wait to see it.

If you look closely at the trailer above, you’ll see me (w/beard) for about 2 seconds around 01:42.

Forrer interviewed me for the film at Harmony Records in the Bronx, and told me he was inspired to make the film in part by a piece I wrote about “Apache” for the New York Times back in 2006. I’m deeply humbled. (I also write about “Apache” and the Bongo Band in Love Goes To Buildings On Fire.)

Anyhow, here’s a pic from the shoot that evening—Grandmaster Caz, Melle Mel, and JDL showing off some fancy footwork. Not sure if it made the final cut.

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