Sample This

2013

Sample This

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63%
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Average Rating: 3.6/5

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SAMPLE THIS is the true story of how unknown music producer Michael Viner brought together the greatest studio musicians of the 1970's to create an album that ultimately went nowhere... until the summer of 1973, when DJ Herc took the percussion breaks from that obscure album and extended them by playing them back to back. His beats became an anthem on the streets of the Bronx and ultimately the genre of Hip Hop, becoming one of the most sampled tracks in history and used by artists from Will Smith and Missy Elliot to Amy Winehouse and Jay-Z. (c) GogoDigital

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  • For a documentary filled with such joyous, danceable beats, there's still a note of sadness playing through Sample This.

    Sep 13, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This improbably fascinating documentary will be manna from heaven to pop culture devotees.

    Sep 13, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The movie provides a vivid sense of the period, as well as an intriguing backstage look at the making of improbable pop classics.

    Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • With their love of their craft and their respect for other talents, these bighearted musicians make for a warmly gratifying film to watch.

    Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The film offers disappointingly little insight into the music itself.

    Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Sample This contains a wealth of revelations about music and musicians with which most people are intimately familiar yet know little about.

    Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…

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