This minimal 20-minute video by Nate Harrison looks at the history of the “Amen Break,” arguably the most important sample in history. Along the way, it touches on the art of sampling and genres from jungle to f’d-up beats.
The six-second drum sample came from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. The sample went on to be used extensively in early hip-hop and music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music.
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