The Amen Break – The Winstons “Amen Brother”

The masses have spoken and it seems as if I left a few gems out of the greatest hip hop drum samples and breaks list. I can’t ignore the significance of this classic and influential drum break, so here ya go folks. Hope that you enjoy this little history lesson about the masterful reworkings of … Read more

Happy New Year Sample Drop!

Happy New Year Everyone!  2006 has definitely been an interesting and exciting year all around, especially musically.  We saw the return of Jay Z, the confession by Nas that Hip Hop is Dead, and The Source magazine asking if Hip Hop has become a minstrel show.  It seems as if there is a theme developing … Read more

Smack DVD Beat Making Videos – D.R. Period, Arsonist of Heatmakerz, Just Blaze,

I went ahead and gathered every Smack DVD beat making video that I could find. It just so happens that I hold a lot of respect for D.R. Period and it’s pretty interesting to hear his view on how a beat should knock. Arsonist from the Heatmakerz throws together something pretty hot in no time … Read more