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BeatTips MusicStudy: The Meters – “Soul Machine”


Seminal Funk Band Demonstrates Early Roots of Hip Hop/Rap Music


One listen of “Soul Machine” by The Meters, and you will most certainly recognize the roots of the hip hop/rap music.

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The Meters – “Soul Machine”

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