The 10 Best Hip Hop Sample Packs

You love spending time in the studio crafting hip hop beats–there’s nothing more fun than putting together the perfect drum break or chopping up a sensual piano jam.

Who doesn’t crave that rush of adrenaline when you find samples so juicy you can already hear the drums, vocals and every other part coming together in your mind.

But finding royalty-free samples that you can actually use in your tracks without getting snuffed out by the major streaming platforms isn’t all that easy.

Plus, searching through thousands of samples in a sample library can be tedious and distract from your beat making.

Get back to the fun, creative part of building beats.

Here’s the 10 best hip hop samples and sample packs we’ve come across to date:

1. The Park by Triangle Park Music

Bring New York hip hop style together into one pack of high-quality one-shots, vocal loops, and more.

The Park was created by the Triangle Park Music production team, a legendary beat making crew hailing from New York.

For this hip hop sample pack, the collective drew on their experience working on acclaimed hip hop and R&B albums including D’Angelo’s Voodoo.

If you’re looking for a vintage sound that can hang in a modern context don’t snooze on The Park.

If you’re looking for a vintage sound that can hang in a modern context don’t snooze on The Park.

Our favourite sample from the pack: Gab I Do

2. The Lo-Fi Drums Collection

The Lo-Fi hip hop sound pioneered by producers like J Dilla and a Tribe Called Quest has crept its way into beat making palettes yet again.

This drums sample pack embodies those hissing, gritty and slightly off-kilter grooves you love to hear underneath a sensual Rhodes jam.

Cruise through this sample collection when it’s time to make a beat to chill to.

Our favourite sample from the pack: Dillah Demo

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3. Dave Foreman Composition and Samples Vol. 1

Sometimes the perfect thing to add to a hip hop beat is a ripping guitar part.

But if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. So why not add a guitar part by one of the world’s best?

Dave Foreman is a sought after guitarist who has worked for countless A-List artists like Will Smith and Bruno Mars.

If there’s anyone who knows how to lay down a funky guitar lick it’s Dave.

If there’s anyone who knows how to lay down a funky guitar lick it’s Dave.

Check out his composition sample pack and add some tasty 6 string to your hip hop tracks.

Our favourite sample from the pack: Uncle Dave Riff in A Minor

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4. The Hip Hop Drum Kit Collection

To make great hip hop beats there are times that call for those classic drum sounds that defined the genre way back in the 90s.

Get trunk those classic trunk-rattling 808s and crispy sampled drums you need to build out your groove box with LANDR’s Hip Hop Drum Kit collection.

It’s chock-full of every essential drum sound you could ever want from the 90s into the 2010s.

Our favourite sample from the pack: FL 90H BACKBEAT

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5. The Beatmaker Lo-Fi Collection

Dreamy piano, crackling vinyl loops, and vocal hooks make up the melodic building blocks of lo-fi beat-making.

Dreamy piano, crackling vinyl loops, and vocal hooks make up the melodic building blocks of lo-fi beat-making.

Get that groovy, chilled out vibe that’s so popular in lo-fi hip hop with cleared piano samples ripe for chopping up in your sampler.

Beatmaker Lo-Fi is a lo-fi hip hop sample pack that’s sure to satisfy your melodic lo-fi sample itch.

This sample pack is full of classic synths, pianos, and ambient sound effects that will complement every lo-fi hip hop beat.

Oh, and did I mention there’s a free version with eight awesome starter samples?

Our favourite sample from the pack: EDPTK Trust

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6. Yujin – Lofi Hip Hop from Apex Audio

The producers at Apex Audio have pieced together Yujin, one of the best hip hop sample packs you’ll hear this year.

This extensive sample collection fits together perfectly and offers a lot of variety for you to get creative and build a chilled out lo-fi beat.

Get everything you need to make lo-fi hip hop including drum samples, chopped piano, synth, Rhodes, and more.

Our favourite sample from the pack: AAYJ Piano Kids

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7. Autonomy – Hip Hop and Trap from Apex Audio

Moving towards the trap heavier side of the spectrum, but still staying true to its hip hop roots comes the Autonomy sample pack from Apex Audio.

The sample pack focusses on the booming 808s, bells, and high tempo high hats found in trap music while still staying true to the lo-fi warmth, and crackle that lo-fi hip hop beatmakers love.

Don’t skip this great, modern-sounding sample pack that still pays homage to its past.

Our favourite sample from the pack: AAAU Full Drum

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8. Lo-Fi Hip Hop from Kits Kreme

Grab this Chance, Kanye, Dilla and 9th Wonder influenced hip hop sample pack and get sunny, nostalgia-inducing piano melodies and synth lines.

Kits Kreme assembled an essential collection of jazzy melodies, chopped piano, and warm lo-fi textures.

Kits Kreme assembled an essential collection of jazzy melodies, chopped piano, and warm lo-fi textures.

As a huge fan of jazzy piano and synth-heavy producers like Kiefer and Bonobo, this sample pack is my personal favourite on this list.

Our favourite sample from the pack: Melodic Piano

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9. Soul Trap Lofi Hip Hop from Function Loops

For those looking for ambient synth textures combined with punchy drums, this sample pack is a must.

The pack’s soulful chopped piano loops combine nicely with tape saturated guitars, laid back drum grooves, and trappy sub-bass.

Great for producers inspired by Flying Lotus, Future, and Boards of Canada.

Our favourite sample from the pack: FL SHH Guitar Loop 1

10. Iconic Hip Hop from Epic Stock Media

If lo-fi beats aren’t your thing, throwback to the 90s with the Iconic Hip Hop drum sample pack from Epic Stock Media.

Add some truly vintage flare with a big library of vintage-sounding drums including saturated snare drums, booming kick, and crispy hi-hats.

Our favourite sample from the pack: Iconic Hip Hop Kick Thump

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Get the Best Hip Hop Samples for Your Track With LANDR Samples

Hip hop samples aren’t the only kind of samples you can find with LANDR Samples. Our sample library contains over one million unique and royalty-free samples.

Not to mention that Selector, our AI sample suggestion tool, is always there to help you sift through our library and find the perfect sound.

You can see how Selector works to suggest cool sample ideas in our new blog series Sample and Hold.

Now, go find some cool samples and make a sick hip hop beat!

 

 

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