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A Video That Explains the World’s Most Sampled 6-Second Drum Loop

The world’s most sampled drum loop is so common you probably hear it every day and don’t realize it. The 6-second drum loop, called the “Amen break,” was taken from a ’60s record and later used to ignite hip-hop music in the ’80s and electronic music in the ’90s. One little break beat was responsible for the creation of drum & bass, jungle, and countless other sub-genres that took and reused the sample how ever they pleased.

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