phewww... a somewhat definitive list of the infamous Skull Snaps break...Updated:

Skull Snaps-It's A New Day (1973)

What's good party peoples...

There was a really dope interview with the human music library Scholar at WYDU this week

...and he got me thinking about something that I have wanted to tackle for a while, exactly how many times have the legendary thumping drums and hi hats from the Skull Snap's "It's A New Day" been used? (hell even I used it on some demos back in 92)

If you would like some background check out this info

and here at the great Soul-Sides with the Music Master that is O-Dub

and yes indeed Dooley-O discovered the break...

My ear seems trained to find it now, I noticed a track the other day and said to myself, that is definitely a chop of the drums in there and then laughed and said oh's on now B (not out loud of course).

I know there is a big list at but there are a lot of omissions as well.

I have set off on this mission and won't stop until I get them all, so please add any I have missing from this list and next year I will start doing compilations with the ones that you want.

Sound good or Hip Hop Nerdom at it's finest?

100x-Belly Of Hell
Alkaholiks-Bullshit (1993)
Baby Chill-I Pimped The Nun (1993)
Bell Biv Devoe-Gangsta (1993)
Black Poets-The Hand That Robs The Cradle(1993)
Blue Boy-Remember Me (1997)
Boss-Run, Catch and Kill (1992)
Bro-NX-Who You Be (1993) (original and remix)

Brother Arthur-What Ya Gonna Do (
Brother Shams-Teach The Youth The Truth (1991)
Bulldog Breaks - It's a New School Day
Camp Lo-Cooley High(1995)
Capital Tax-I Can't Believe It (B'Lee Dat Mix) (1993)
Chaka Demus & Pliers-Murder She Wrote (Remix)(1993)
Common Sense-Blows To The Temple (1992)
Cornershop - State Troopers (pt 1)
Craig Mack-Real Raw, Shinika (1994)
Craz-It's On (1994)
Da King and I-Krak Da Weasel (1993)
Das EFX-Bak N Effek (CMT Remix), Rappaz(1993)
Das EFX-Mic Checka, East Coast (1992)
Da Nabahood Threat-Coming From Da Dirt (1994)

Da Phlayva-Triple Threat Medly
Da Youngstas-The Aftermath (1993)
Diamond D-Sally Got A One Track Mind (1992)
DJ 20/20 & Mysterme-Unsouled Mysterme (1992)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince-Twinkle Twinkle (1994)
DJ Shadow-What Does Your Soul Look Like, Pt 3 (1995)
DJ Spooky-Anansi Abstrakt (1996)
Dooley-O-Watch My Moves (1990)
Double X-Ruff, Rugged & Raw (1995)
Dred Scott-The Story, They Don't Know (1993)
Dysfunkshunal Familee-New Ruff Flava (Remix)
Empty Pockets-Struggles From The Days (1993)
EPMD-Can't Hear Nothing But The Music (1992)
Erick B & Rakim-Step Back (1992)

Father MC-Wiggle (1993)
Finsta Bundy ft Apani B-Keep Me High
Figure Uv Speech-Ready 2 Wreck (1993)
Figure Uv Speech-Girls Love The Jam (1993)
Fugitives From Hell-Peace 2 My N's (1993)
Gangstarr-Take It Personal (1992)
God Lives Underwater - Fly on the Windscreen
Gravediggaz - "Mommy, What's a Gravedigga?(1994)
Guru - Choice of Weapons (1995)
Grimm Reaper-So Whatcha Want....(1993)
Heavy D - It's a New Day (1992)
Hieroglyphics - All Things (1998)
Hoodratz-Ms Crabtree (1993)
Hurricane Gee ft Redman-Milky (unreleased)
Ice-T-That's How I'm Livin' (1993)
Illegal - Head or Gut,If U Want It (1993)
Illegal - Lights, Camera, Action (1993)
Ill Biskits-Beyond Understanding (1994)
Intelligent Hoodlum - Grand Groove (Remix) (1993)
INI-Keep On (unreleased) (1995)
Johhny P-Gal Man (1993)
JVC Force-6 Feet Back On The Map (1992)
Kam-Peace Treaty (1992)
Kool G Rap & Polo-On The Run (Remix) (1992)
Kruder & Dorfmeister - Deep Shit pt. 1 & pt. 2 (1995)
K-Solo-Letterman (Pete Rock Remix) (1995)
Lifers Group-Short Life Of A Gangsta (Organized Konfusion Mix)
Lords of the Underground - Funky Child (1992)
Lords of the Underground - Keepers of the Funk (1994)
Luke Vibert - I Hear the Drummer
Madd Blunted-Deadly and Dangerous (1994)
MadKap - Da Whole Kit & Kaboodle (1993)
MadKap - Irrelevant (1993)
Main One-Pauze 2 Da Drama (1995)
Marley Marl-Its All Real
Melquan-Krunch Time (1994)
Method Man-Problem
Mexakinz-Buckwhyle Style (1994)
MF Doom - Who You Think I Am? (1999)
Misfits of Madness-Peace The Hell Out (Tech's Mix) (1994)
Mr. Lif - New Man Theme (2002)
Mr Low Kash & The Shady Bunch-Play Time Is Over (1995)
Naked Funk - Pearls of Compassion
Naughty by Nature - Knock 'Em out Da Box,Written On Ya Kitten (QD III remix) (1993)
Nikki D - Your Man is My Man (1991)
Nubian Crackers ft Artifacts-Do You Wanna Hear It (1993)
ODB - Hippa to da Hoppa (1995)
Onyx - Da Mad Face Invasion, Throw Ya Gunz (1993)
Onyx - Getdafukout (1993)
Organized Konfusion - Who Stole My Last Piece of Chicken? (1991)
Original Flavor-Keep On Searching (1993)
Pacewon and Mr Green-Hip Hop (2008)
Peanut Butter Wolf - I Will Always Love H.E.R (1996)
Pete Rock ft Styles P & Sheek Louch-914(2006)
Pharcyde - Passin' Me By (1992)
Prodigy - Poison (1995)
Public Enemy - How to Kill a Radio Consultant (1992)
Pudgee The Phat Bastard-Checkin Out The Ave (Remix) (1993)
Redman - Watch Yo Nuggets (1992)
Rob D - Clubbed to Death
Ruff Draf-Rounda (1994)
Ruggedness Madd Drama-Big Boyz

Rumpletilskinz-Attitudes (1993)
Saafir - Grab the Train (1994)
Sermon, Erick-Hittin Switches, The Ill Shit,Stay Real (Remix) (1993)
Shadz of Lingo - Ill and Get Clowned (1993)
Shazzy-Giggahoe (Beatnuts Remix)
Showbiz & A.G. - Silence of the Lambs (1992)
Soul Survivors-We Rock The Mic (2000)
Stezo - It's My Turn (1989)
Super Lover Cee & Cassanova Rud-This Dubs For U (1993)

Total Devastation-Hemp Rally (1993)
The Henchmen-Come On (1994)
Tim Dog - I'll Wax Anybody (1991)
Trife-Guaranteed Rec (1995)
Ultramagnetic MCs - One, Two, One, Two (1993)
Ultramagnetic MCs - Two Brothers with Checks (1993)
Underground Mafia-Caught Up In The System (Down Low) (1992)
Vivienne McKone - Beware (1992)
Wascals - Hard Rhymes (1993)
Whatnoxic-Perveert Mode (1995)
Yaggfu Front - My Dick is So Large (1994)
Yaggfu Front-Slappin Suckas (Diamond D Remix)(1995)
Yall So Stupid-Dirt Road White Girl (1993)

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