Licks and Riffs: Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum

Licks & Riffs : Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum

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This drum sample is taken from influential Hip-Hop act Tribe Called Quests's 'Bonita Applebum'. It's quite a standard hip-hop beat with a laid-back back feel to the quick notes in the second bar.

Hardest to master in this beat is probably the double Bass Drum kick at the start of each 4-bar phrase.

Try to make the first one quite light, and give the second more emphasis.

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You can also hear the chord pattern from this piece here.

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