Questlove got himself a shiny new Ludwig drum kit recently and decided that it was time for him to give back to all the rappers and producers out there. Because, why not, right? He’s doing so by way of a free breakbeat that he wants you to chop, sample, rap over, etc… And hey, if you decide to do that, be sure to hit us up with whatever you concoct.
Here’s what Questo had to say about the breakbeat:
i made the decision to go full fledge back to my “roots.”
dec 25th 1979 i got my very first “real” drum set (Blue Vistalites like Bonzo from Zep)
then i went through a Tama phase (well…lol my parents were like “here”)
but all my professional career i was a Yamaha head. which bent over backwards for me.
but at the end of the day I’m a “breakbeat”-based drummer and i’ve never gotten better “grit” than i did with Ludwig.
actually on D’angelo’s “yes we’re still waiting” new album i played on a blue & cream vistalite just like when i was a kid. the sound was so raw i was like “i GOTTA go back.”
You can stream/download the breakbeat below. [via]