50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples

Remember when hip-hop beats were constructed with obscure samples? That seems like forever ago now, but luckily, Complex magazine have commissioned beat-digger extraordinaire duo Kon & Amir to list their 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Samples Of All Time. Needless to say, these guys really, really know their records. You can stream each record along the way, and listen to a hip-hop track that sampled it too. The journey begins with David Axelrod’s “Holy Thursday,” and counts down through legendary breaks, ending with The Honey Drippers’ “Impeach the President” in pole position. Definitely an excellent way to spend an overcast Saturday afternoon if you ask me.

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