The World’s Most Sampled Loop

Known as the Amen Break, this 4 bar drum samplebeat from the Winstons’ track, Amen, Brother, is the most sampled song in history. This loop is used by artists such as NWA, David Bowie, and Skrillex to theme songs from shows like Futurama and the Powerpuff girls.

This is a fascinating video essay on the most important sample in pop culture.

November 17, 2020

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