Today's free sample pack contains everything you need to put together a hip-hop beat. Whether you're partial to trap, boom-bap, G-funk or cloud rap, there'll be more than a few sounds in here that should come in useful.
For the beatsmiths among you, there's a bundle of percussive loops and drum-hits (including some sourced from the classic Oberheim DMX drum machine) alongside bass hits, chord stabs and piano loops for those looking to get a little more melodic. Check out a selection below before downloading.
What you need to know
The samples are split into five folders: beats, drum hits, loops, multis and single shots.
All the samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.
The samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!
Hip-hop samples: click to download
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These samples were originally distributed by Future Music Magazine. Check out the latest issue for many more.
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