6 SECONDS THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF MUSIC HISTORY

You have 100% heard this music sample before. It’s been used by musicians from Salt-N-Pepa to David Bowie to Skrillex to N.W.A to Slipknot, and it’s designated as the most sampled loop in the Music industry’s history.

It was first recorded back in 1969 and you’ll probably recognize it in an instant.

Great Big Story put together this clip telling the history of how a 6-second sample from ‘Amen, Brother’ by The Winstons in 1969 became the most sampled loop ever known as the ‘Amen break’.