Roland’s TR-808 creator, Ikutaro Kakehashi Passes Away

In the music world, the passing of Roland’s TR-808 creator, Ikutaro Kakehashi, has the industry mourning. Countless hip-hop, dance, and disco classics were manifested with the TR-808 while being the heart of the music in hits such as 1982’s “Planet Rock.”

 

Many celebrities took to their social pages to express condolences for the Godfather of MIDI and Father to that classic electronic bass you’re used to in today’s hip-hop, rap and trap music scenes!

 

 

Rest In Peace Ikutaro Kakehashi the creator of the 808. Without you my life would be so different today. #808 #roland

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Rest In Peace Ikutaro Kakehashi the creator of the 808. Without you my life would be so different today. #808 #roland

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