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When the 3000 dropped, the week it dropped, me and Marley copped it.

Everyone else was going to buy cars, ice, a lot of that stuff, tricking their money. Nah, I went right there and got the MPC3000 and the S3000. I got the S3000 blown out, because at the time, the MPC was so new there was nothing to blow it out yet. I think RAM, at the time, was like $500! Something like that. It was a lot. But for the most part, the S3000 was actually the key to a lot of the great soulful stuff I did at the time. The S3000 was the monster of monsters! All the sample time in the world, time stretch, pitch shift, it was doing things that computers couldn’t do at the time… And you could make your own sounds!