Egyptian Lover

He’s been in business for over 30 years, and he’ll most certainly be associated with his infamous 808 drum machine on his shoulders forever. To this day, Egyptian Lover ranks amongst the most important pioneers of West Coast hip hop. Everything started with his debut single “Egypt, Egypt” in 1983, which became an underground hit in no time. He introduced the sound of the 808 to a broader audience, which is why he’s enjoyed a unique reputation in the electronic music scene as well as the world of rap to this day.