Any rap or electronic groups use a live drummer on an electric kit?


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I've seen groups use an acoustic drummer before, but I don't think I've seen groups use an electronic kit. In most hip hop and electronic these days the drum sounds are different than from yesteryear. A lot of 808 stuff and the like. Some of the beats are actually really cool and I think using a live drummer would add so much. Does anyone do this?


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The only drummer who I know plays drums for a rapper, and plays electric drums is Tony Royster Jr. Though I don't think he plays on a Roland kit when he plays live with Jay-Z. I think he plays on his DW's for shows.

Michael Schack plays Roland kits while performing live in EDM bands.