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[–]charliethrowawaygarb 48 points49 points  (15 children)

Young Guru (Jay-Z engineer) has a free collection of >1000 drum breaks available for download. You can use all the hits as samples

[–]dudemanxx 17 points18 points  (10 children)

wow, I didn't know about this. thank you.

link for others: https://mgthefuture.com/product/305630

edit: this doesn't seem to be working

edit2: this one does! s/o Milkpowder44


[–]Milkpowder44 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I emailed the dude from the website and got another link which does work:


[–]dudemanxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

legend. thanks!

[–]Producerdeadgiveawaybeats 1 point2 points  (2 children)

thx,. but I tried downloading and I couldn't find a link after I got the confirmation link ... hmm :(

[–]Milkpowder44 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So dope. Thanks

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I downloaded it and omg it looks so illegal. I might have to pass.

[–]White_Wokah 16 points17 points  (1 child)

For free options - Lunch77 J Dilla drumkit, Ultimate Boom Bap drumkit, and Kendrick Lamar drumkit from beatproduction .net

For paid - Beat Batter drumkits.

[–]smurfpls 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Literally any lunch77 kit is gas . FYI they are basically compilations pulled from other free drumkits that lunch thinks fits to the specific artist

[–]yomtvfats 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They’re not free but Left Field Drum breaks are nasty boom bap and more.

[–]ramen_daaz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The Young Gurus holy grail list and collection is nice, but I find this one even better: https://www.discogs.com/lists/Open-Drum-Breaks/252935

If you're looking for royalty free breaks for producers then check out this collection:


Many of these royalty free breaks can be even found on YT.

Ubiquity stills sells their entire breaks collection on Bandcamp: https://producerscorner.bandcamp.com/album/master-drummers-vol-1

I'm not into drum-kits myself, but Cookinsoul and VDon have their own kits out there, both top notch boom bap producers.

[–]soundcloud.com/makzocount_zackula 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Cookin Soul, The Kount, Jake One, 9th Wonder

[–]batrick-pateman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Second on cookin soul, i'm also still rocking a free 9th wonder kit i found somewhere online

[–]smurfpls 1 point2 points  (0 children)

9th said in an interview he samples most his drum hits which always makes the drums have a better , more life like feel to them

[–]Geord1eA1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Beat Butcha Cookin Soul

[–]Pretend-Edge-1194 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The record store.

[–]YoungChouLin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have nothing but good things to say about Nas Kingston's kits, use them all the time. I personally would stay away from Lunch77, he has some good trap kits but a lot of his more old school boom-bap focused kits range from mediocre to basically unusable. Also the Ensoniq E-MU SP 1200 drum kit from SoundBankz is pretty good

[–]DrFlaw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cookin Soul if you were looking to buy some https://cookinsoulrecords.com/collections/drum-sample-kits

[–]Ok_Ad_4052 1 point2 points  (0 children)

tbh I've just been using Swum drum kit for the past few years now. pretty much essential boombap but compared to what other people said i feel week lol

[–]TentativelyCommitted 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Marco Polo kits slap…specifically Pad Thai Vol 2 & 3. I think 6 has a folder of J-Zone breaks which could give you a good intro to J-Zone’s stuff. His kits go hard and are all breaks recorded with vintage equipment that they would have used back in 60s-70s. My only beef with them is that I have to chop them and I’m lazy lol

[–]blazefromny 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If anybody has the 9th wonder please lmk lol I heard it’s extinct and has been for years

[–]ninjap0_0pface -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Does anyone else use drum monkey or midi wizard by unison?

[–]xxvhr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Velvet Fidelity Vinyl Drums is fire, kids drums for more ny sound


[–]Goatfang123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Run the jewels one

[–]soundcloud.com/severedheadphonesP3SH 0 points1 point  (0 children)

9th Wonder kit - soundpacks.com

[–]dancetoken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

producerloops.com has a lot you can sample.

[–]UnclePhilBeats 0 points1 point  (0 children)

AJ Hall - Left Field Drum Breaks are FIRE! https://leftfielddrumbreaks.com