I like the look and sound of this. It’s titled Sample This, and from that you could probably guess what it’s about.
Directed by Dan Forrer, the film documents the incredible true story of how Charles Manson, Richard Nixon, Sirhan Sirhan, and the great musicians of the 1970s entwined to create one of the most influential albums in history.
On the streets of the Bronx in the summer of 1973, DJ Herc took the percussion breaks from an obscure album and extended them by playing them back to back using two copies of the same record. The songs he used from that album Bongo Rock, Apache, and other tracks from the Incredible Bongo Band are far and away the most sampled tracks in the history of hip hop, used by artists from Will Smith to Missy Elliott to Nas, Kanye, Jay-Z, and many others.
It’s a story of a sound that has influenced artists for decades, and after touring the film festival circuit last year, through this year, it’ll be released in theaters next month, September 9, via Propinquity Films.
Ahead of that opening, a brand new trailer has been released and is embedded below, so check it out: