What is 5.2 seconds long, consists of 16 beats, and is sampled in more songs than anything else? It’s the Amen, Break! Well, you might be saying- heck, that’s not a lost melody! I’ve heard it a million times! True, but have you ever heard the complete original version of the song: Amen, Brother played by the funk group The Winstons? It’s the B-side of a 1969 single, hardly a well known piece (besides the 5.2 seconds). Want to learn how this almost lost melody became integral to hip-hop culture? Check out this amazing documentary about the beat, it’s staying power, and history. Have a nice weekend.