You’ve heard it sampled many times and for those who may not know where it came from, let me fill you in a bit. Kurtis Blow dropped his debut album on September 29, 1980 which featuring his hit single, “The Breaks.” As opposed to most Hip Hop songs which sample prerecorded funk, the funk beat in “The Breaks” is an original. The song was such a big hit that till this day, artist ar still sampling the record. We’ve compiled a list of some of the Hip Hop songs you may know that sampled the 1980 classic.

KRS-One – “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know”

De La Soul – “Brakes”

Raekwon, Killa Sin, KRS-One, Notorious B.I.G. – “Stop the Breaks”

Master P f. Lil’ Romeo & Silkk the Shocker – “Ghetto Ballin'”

Mack 10 & Tha Dogg Pound – “Nothin’ but the Cavi Hit”

Grandmaster Caz – “I Do Work”

Public Enemy f. Paris & Sister Souljah – “Hard Rhymin'”