Sample This is an upcoming documentary that focuses on the history behind one of the greatest and most sampled breaks in Hip-Hop, and the people involved that created it and the album it appears on, the Apache break by Michael Viner & The Incredible Bongo Band. Any true head should know and acknowledge how this one funky break, complete with organs, wah-wah guitar licks and off-the-chain bongo drumming – has paved the path Hip-Hop has taken. From Sugarhill Gang, to Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Busy B, 2 Live Crew, Run DMC, Kool G Rap, Cypress Hill, The Roots, DJ Shadow and even Mick Jagger has sampled this perfectly crafted, massive song. Throw this on in a middle of a modern rap set and you’ll more than likely find a small circle of b-boys getting down to the funky sounds. Expect to hear jewels being dropped from Afrika Bambaataa and all-around-music-authority Questlove. Spotted: egotrip.
As a bonus, we’ve included another IBB hit, a cover of Iron Butterfly’s In-a-gadda-da-vida, clocking in at just under 8 minutes of pure funk. For the impatient ones, the break starts at 3:28.