Sonic innovator Nile Rodgers rocked beyond the boundaries of disco with inimitable guitar riffs fundamental to hip-hop, rock, and EDM.
Bowie, Madonna, Daft Punk & others sought out Rodgers’ production prowess–yielding unabashedly freaky, incredibly danceable rock records.
Pharrell Williams Inducts Nile RodgersPharrell Williams Inducts Nile Rodgers at the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Hall of Fame Essay
Nile Rodgers’ influence on popular music over the past forty years is nearly unfathomable.
As a guitarist, songwriter, producer, arranger, and funkster extraordinaire, Rodgers has left his imprint on a stunningly wide array of genres including disco, R&B, rock, mainstream pop, hip-hop, and EDM.
Looking over the breadth of his career, a case could easily be made that no single individual has had a greater impact on the sound of pop, from the late 1970s to the present day.
Nile has taught me to value being one part of a whole - of sacrificing yourself for the song.
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