Hank Shocklee

PROFILE: The Machine That Defined New York Hip-Hop
In the new Village Voice, regular XXL contributor Ben Detrick talks to Pete Rock, Hank Shocklee, Lord Finesse and Ski about the importance of the SP-1200. For those who aren't familiar, here's Detrick's break down of the machine's importance: Just as the Stradivarius or the Fender Stratocaster were standard-bearers by which other instruments were judged, the SP-1200 quickly became the tool of choi