No? Well, the two are two of the most important breakbeats, ever, in the history of hip-hop and dance music.
Here's a history of the amen, so called because it originates from a 1969 soul record, "Amen Brother" by the Winstons. You'll recognize this six-second loop instantly, and this video exhaustively traces its history.
The length (20 minutes) and the narrator's sleepy-time voice might be offputting at first, but geeks for rare grooves will eat this up. -- Arielle Castillo
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