J Dilla’s MPC and Moog to be added to the Smithsonian

The legendary J Dilla will be going down in the history books, or at least the museums, as his MPC drum machine and Moog Synthesizer will be added to the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History. The museum is slated to open in 2016 and will feature the influential hip-hop producer from Detroit. Up to his death in 2006, his unrivaled sound and production style helped shape the sound of hip hop and inspired generations of producers.

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