Sound Field

How One Drum Beat Changed Hip Hop Forever

Season 4 Episode 1 | 14m 4s  | Video has closed captioning.

In this music documentary, hosts Arthur "LA" Buckner and Linda Diaz delve into the history of James Brown's "Funky Drummer" beat, tracing its impact on Hip Hop music and the cultural significance of this iconic rhythm. From speaking with Hip Hop producers and those close to Clyde, this series uncovers the story of the drummer who created this defining sample, but was never properly credited.

Aired: 02/02/23

Rating: NR


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