YouTube – Video explains the world’s most important 6-sec drum loopThis is a classic, a detailed and engaging history of the “Amen Beak”, which is a short drum solo from a 1969 B-side that got first sampled and placed in an NWA track in since 1990. Since then you have most likely heard it thousands of times in hundreds of different songs.

Start about 1 minute into the video – the break is first heard at 1:18. Then he’ll explain how it got used and reused over and over in tracks after that, with additional samples:

It’s like the “Wilhelm Scream” of pop music!

Posted 10 years ago by John Piscitello

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