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Ultimate Directory of the Best Free Hip Hop Samples
5 Jul '2024
We’ve curated 15 of the best free packs full of Hip Hop loops, hits, drums and melodics to fuel your creativity
Best free hip hop samples

Samples and sample packs is a huge business with a lot of great sound designers involved. At Loopmasters, we’ve been striving for years to put out the best Hip Hop sample packs, but we know there are some great ones out there that aren’t available on Loopcloud for you to drag straight into your DAW. 

 

By the way

You can get access to over 4 million samples on Loopcloud, which comes with a 14-day free trial to test out and download the sounds that work for you. You can check out Loopcloud using the app, the plugin, or online at sounds.loopcloud.com.

 

But there’s also a lot of less-than-worth-it sound packs out there, which is why we’ve decided to give you our own curated resource of the sound packs you should grab right now for Hip Hop production. This page is updated regularly to bring you the latest information on the best free Hip Hop sounds out there!

 

 

Our round-up of the best free Hip Hop samples

 

A sample pack is a digital collection of musical sounds that are intended to be arranged in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for making music. These sounds could typically include drum hits, piano chords, synth lines, whole drum beats or breakbeats, vocal sounds and much more. In this case, we’ve restricted our focus to only sample packs in the Hip Hop genre.

 

Almost always, sample packs are sold to make music royalty-free. This means that, as long as you’re using them for commercial music (an original track that you’re releasing), you won’t need to pay anything for using them – you just need to pay the upfront cost to purchase the pack – although in this case, for most of these packs that price is nothing! Please ensure you check that your sample packs – free or otherwise – are indeed royalty-free, as Loopmasters can’t guarantee or be responsible for the content of other websites.

 

In this article

1. BANG Hip Hop Drum Kit by Cymatics
2. Top 10 Hip Hop 'Free Loop Pack' by Loopcloud
3. Free 1GB of samples by Black Octopus
4. Pierre Bourne Type Drum Kit by bvker.com
5. Sub Bass Free Sample Pack by The Sample
6. The Premier Beats Super Pack by Raw Cutz
7. Famous Beatmaker Drum Essentials by Unison
8. Free Hip-Hop Vinyl Samples by R-loops
9. Dead Beats - Dark Hip Hop by Raw Cutz
10. Metro Boomin Type Drum Kitby Bvker.com
11. Blvck - Free Trap Stems by FXRBES BEATS
12. Breakbeat Jazz Vol. 1 by Equipped Music
13. 808 Vol. 1 by Surge Sounds
14. Free Lo-Fi Samples by LANDR
15. JaZZadelic Hip Hop Beats 2 by Apollo Sound
Browse our range of Hip Hop samples

 

 

1. BANG Hip Hop Drum Kit by Cymatics

 

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A sample pack focused on drums but with melodics in tow too.

 

 

Weighing in at 150 samples, this pack is on the heavy size compared to others in this round-up. BAND Hip Hop Drum Kit contains drum loops, 808s and drum one-shots, but despite the name also includes a few melodies and musical one-shots – because a vibey, atmospheric electronic drum kit isn’t truly complete without a few special FX, right? 

 

What’s special about this pack is its Eastern-themed melodies, and the fact that it also comes with MIDI for hi-hat patterns, helping you to lay down more interesting, natural and rhythmic hi-hats straight out of the box.

 

What’s Included

• Over 150 individual Hip Hop Samples
• 808s, Drum Loops, Drum One Shots, FX, MIDI Hi Hats, Melodic One Shots, Melodies
• Royalty Free

 

What’s Different?

• Oriental Sounding Melodies
• Synth Based FX
• MIDI files for Hi Hat arrangement

 

Where to Download

Here’s where to get BANG Hip Hop Drum Kit.

 

 

2. Top 10 Hip Hop 'Free Loop Pack' by Loopcloud

 

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The best of the best Hip Hop – directly from us!

 

 

Not so long ago, we rounded up our Top Ten bestselling packs from a few key genres. Our Top 10 Hip Hop Packs were full to the brim with artist packs and those from key labels in our label-stable. We decided to give away a free taster pack to celebrate highlights from the Top 10. It’s free and royalty-free!

 

What’s Included

A collection of one-shots and loops from the Top 10 Hip Hop packs…


1. Blessed - Future Hip Hop
2. 8 Bars - The Nostalgia Tapes
3. Soul City Beats - Hip Hop Loops
4. Antman Wonder - Sketches
5. Choice Cuts
6. Jazz Hip Hop
7. Lowrider Hip Hop
8. Scorn
9. Cassell The Beatmaker
10. Coffee Breaks Nine

 

What’s Different?

• A tester for what loopcloud has to offer
• A chance to test out packs before buying them

 

Where to Download

Get our free HIp Hop loops and hits here.

 

 

3. Free 1GB of samples by Black Octopus

 

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Loads of free samples but they’re not just for Hip Hop.

 

 

This pack is an absolute mammoth of free samples, weighing in at a whole gigabyte. You’ll find hits and loops of drums, synths, bass and more, alongside some ‘real’ recording instrument content, and even vocals – which is pretty impressive for a sample pack. Not content to stop there, Black Octopus have even thrown in 30 Serum presets for anyone using Xfer’s synth.

 

Given the number of genres on display within this pack, you should consider whether you’ll find everything useful or will need to go through removing a few that aren’t relevant to you. Then again, the philosophy of Hip Hop is to borrow from anywhere – as long as the sounds go together. So the diversity of this free sample pack might just provide you with extra inspiration.

 

What’s Included

• 81 Drum Shots and 31 Drum Loops
• 57 Bass One Shots and 16 Bass Loops
• 50 Synth Loops and 26 Synth One Shot
• 27 Live Instrument Loops and 15 Live Instrument One Shot
• 29 Vocal Loops and 19 Vocal Atmospheres
• 30 Serum Presets

 

What’s Different?

• Includes Serum presets
• 500 hundred samples across 1GB!
• The samples cater for a variety of genres

 

Where to Download

You can get this Free 1GB Pack right here.

 

 

4. Pierre Bourne Type Drum Kit by bvker.com

 

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If you like his hard driven 808 sounds, this is the pack for you.

 

 

According to Bvker, Pierre Bourne is responsible for the distorted 808 sounds heard in tracks like 6ix9ine’s Gummo, Travis Scott’s Watch, and Playboi Carti’s Magnolia. This pack has been specifically made to match Bourne’s style and therefore the style of all those tracks. It’s a specific sound, but if it’s the sound you’re into, you’ll be happy to know that you can get a bunch of the sounds you need for free! 

 

What’s Included

• 5 key-labelled 808s
• 17 Claps
• 42 Cymbals
• 8 Crashes
• 15 Closed Hats
• 10 Open Hats
• 9 Rides
• 11 Kick Drums
• 6 Percussions
• 9 Snares
• 100 total files
• Royalty Free

 

What’s Different?

This has been created in the style of a producer who is very topical at the moment having been the producer for some of the top rap artists currently such as, Playboi Carti and Travis Scott. 

 

Where to Download

You can get this sample pack free from Bvker.

 

 

5. Sub Bass Free Sample Pack by The Sample

 

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Sub bass samples to give you professional bass power.

 

 

Just 24 samples here, doesn’t that seem low? Well ‘low’ is the name of the game when it comes to sub bass! These samples have been made to beef up the bottomest of bottom ends, keeping your mix aloft on their shoulder like the Atlas in Greek mythology.

 

OK, to bring things back to earth, sub bass is a very necessary component in getting a professional mix. Sub bass underpins whole tracks, bringing the weight and power of commercial tracks. Put simply, this pack and its contents might make the difference to your music!

 

What’s Included

• 24 sub bass samples.
• Also includes Hip Hop drum samples

 

What’s Different?

• Entirely sub bass samples
• Great for pairing with other drums or vocal samples mentioned previously
• No sign-up needed

 

Where to Download

Download these down-low sub bass samples and more from The Sample.

 

 

6. The Premier Beats Super Pack by Raw Cutz

 

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Get this huge pack by taking a free trial of Loopcloud today!

 

 

It’s not something that’ll just start downloading in your browser, but Raw Cutz’ Premier Beats Super Pack is a great example of a collection that you can access by taking the 14-day free trial of Loopcloud. This and other packs – and other entire curated collections in Hip Hop History – are waiting for you to swing by for your free fortnight. 

 

While you’re there, check out the Loopcloud app’s DAW integration, our similar sounds search, and the ways Loopcloud can customise your search for sample properties like Rhythmic Density, Key and Tempo, Frequency Spectrum and more.

 

What’s Included

• Drum 3905
• Hi Hat 1230
• Cymbal 1230
• Kick 1048
• Synth 943
• Chord 943
• Closed Hi Hat 653
• Snare 607
• Keyboard 493
• Mixed 418
• Combi 408
• Bass 350
• Melodic 208
• Top 202
• Open Hi Hat 178
• Effects 70
• 5000 other loops
• 4.2GB of Samples 
• Samples from MPC and SP1200 samplers, vinyl decks, and tape machines

 

What’s Different?

• This has everything you will need to begin creating great Hip Hop 
• Pricey if bought individually (£90) but comes royalty-free with Loopcloud access!

 

Where to Download

Get a Loopcloud membership or free trial to claim individual samples or more from this pack.

 

 

7. Famous Beatmaker Drum Essentials by Unison

 

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Five famous beats turned into a single free sample pack.

 

 

Unison Audio’s Famous drum packs give you drum sounds from famous songs, recreated to what Unison say is “99.9% accuracy.” We can’t vouch for the number, but we like the idea – and this free pack will allow you to put those claims to the test for five songs.

 

It’s certainly a good idea to play around with these drum sounds. Even if you’re not using them directly as the drums for your own tracks, you can also use them to get a sense of how professional drums sound, or to layer with flavours of your own – perhaps from the drums you get from other packs in this article!

 

What’s Included
• 5 drum tracks from famous Hip Hop tracks…
• 21 Savage – Bank Account
• A$AP Rocky – Babushka Boi
• Big Sean, Post Malone – Wolves
• Kanye West – Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1
• XXXTENTACION – SAD!

 

What’s Different?

• A sample pack containing existing drum tracks used in famous tracks. 
• Can be used for referencing, chopping up within your own tracks or layering 

 

Where to Download

You can grab this free pack from Unison Audio.

 

 

8. Free Hip-Hop Vinyl Samples by R-loops

 

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Nostalgic free pack soaked in vinyl snap, crackle and pop

 

 

If you appreciate the 80s and 90s Hip Hop sound, where most source material came from vinyl records, you’ll love this free pack from R-loops. The samples are soaked in the magic of vinyl, but the file formats mean that today’s producers can stay entirely within the realm of the computer.

 

What’s Included

• 89 samples
• Piano, Guitar, Organ, Strings, Brass
• Samples in a similar style to Scott Storch, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League
• Royalty-free

 

What’s Different?

• Old school vinyl feel to all the samples
• The piano loops add to this nostalgic sound. 

 

Where to Download

You can get this one from Slooply.

 

 

9. Dead Beats - Dark Hip Hop by Raw Cutz

 

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Oozing with musicality, a real Hip Hop connoisseur’s pack

 

 

Available for nothing with a Loopcloud free trial but with a normal value of £15, this pack from Raw Cutz is a great way to show the world that you know how Hip Hop “should” sound.

 

A sample pack with some attitude, Dark Hip Hop is a more musical, organic set of samples intended for producers who like their beats, y’know… real. This pack isn’t in the realm of ‘Ultimate Collection’, but more like “Definite Collector’s Edition’ – there are a variety of sounds across a tasteful mix of instruments.

 

What’s Included

• 104 drums, 48 keyboard, 40 percussion and way more loops, one-shots and keys
• Royalty free

 

What’s Different?

• Moodier samples that show a darker, more gritty style of Hip Hop
• Try pairing it with the Pierre Bourne sample pack (above) which has a similar style
• Interesting synth sounds to add textures to tracks

 

Where to Download

You can find it on Loopcloud Sounds here.

 

 

10. Metro Boomin Type Drum Kit by Bvker.com

 

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One of the 808-est free packs you can get your fingers on 

 

 

Bvker’s ‘Drip Kit’ is one in the style of Metro Boomin, aka Young Metro or Metro Beatz, who according to Kver.com has worked with producers “including Travis Scott, Future, Young Thug, Drake, Gucci Mane or Kanye West”. This pack gives you 100 samples in the young producer’s style to use in your own projects.

 

You get 808s, kicks, snares, claps, percussion and cymbals in this collection, all of which is both royalty-free and free to download.

 

What’s Included

• 100 drum and cymbal one-shots
• Clean 808 drum one-shots
• Similar, clean sounds to the original Roland TR-808

 

What’s Different?

• Metro Boomin is one of the world's most successful Trap and Hip Hop producers
• Many people want their Hip Hop tracks to sound similar to his style

 

Where to Download

Get it onto your computer at Bvker.com

 

 

11. Blvck - Free Trap Stems by FXRBES BEATS

 

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Trap pack with plenty of real instrument sounds loaded in.

 

 

At 203 samples, this is a large pack by the standards of this article. What’s special here, other than the large quantity, is the instrumentation, with pianos, guitar and bells being used to fill your sonic larder in this case. 

 

What’s Included

• 203 samples
• Ready-processed 808s
• Instruments such as Electric Piano, Piano, Grand Piano, Guitar, Bell.

 

What’s Different?

• Cool samples from different instruments.
• The wide range of instruments allows this pack to be useful for more genres
• Inspired by Travis Scott, Juice WRLD, London on da Track

 

Where to Download

Grab this 200-strong sample pack at Slooply.

 

 

12. Breakbeat Jazz Vol. 1 by Equipped Music

 

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Organic and vinyl-style Hip Hop fodder for the discerning producer

 

 

This pack from Equipped Music is available on Loopcloud, meaning that if you get yourself a free trial of our award-winning sampling platform, you’ll be able to audition the sounds in your DAW and download only the ones you feel are relevant to your own sound.

 

There’s a lot to like here, with percussion, drums and congas being the strongest categories, but it’s also stocked full of more melodic instruments that’ll find their uses in Hip Hop: piano, electric bass, Rhodes and more.

 

What’s Included

• Over 1000 percussion samples, 800 drum samples, 400 conga samples and much more
• Original sounding breakbeats mixed in with vinyl-style chords, jazzy basses, and FX
• Royalty free

 

What’s Different?

• A much more old-school-sounding pack, similar to the origins of Hip Hop. 
• The jazz breakbeats add texture and movement to tracks.
• This could also be used for a variety of other genres as a great drum layer. 

 

Where to Download

Start checking it out with a Loopcloud free trial.

 

 

13. 808 Vol.1 by Surge Sounds

 

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Modern Hip Hop bass sounds for no price tag.

 

 

808 basslines in a number of musical keys, these low-down samples were created taking inspiration from Travis Scott, Post Malone, Lil Nas X and many more. Supposedly once priced at $100, this pack is now free, making it an essential resource for anyone producing modern Hip Hop or Trap styles.

 

What’s Included

• 100 key-labelled 808 Bass Samples in keys C, C#, D, D#, E, F, G, A and B
• 100% Royalty-free
• Inspired by Travis Scott, Post Malone, Lil Nas X, J. Cole, Kodak Black and Offset

 

What’s Different?

• Only bass samples
• The key labelling makes each bass easier to fit with your track
• Many of the samples sound similar to tracks that are currently popular
• These bass sounds can be used for a wide range of genres, not just Hip Hop

 

Where to Download

Get your 808 basslines from Surge Sounds.

 

 

14. Free Lo-Fi Samples by LANDR

 

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This Lo-Fi-specific pack contains vocals and processed melodics.

 

 

This royalty-free pack takes on the subject of Lo-Fi Hip Hop, and it takes it on for free as well! There’s not a lot in this pack, compared to many of the others in this list, but it makes the list because of its atmospheric functions. The samples have been more treated, giving them more atmosphere, and so while there are fewer samples to choose from, all have had more attention and quality poured into them.

 

What’s Included

• 30 samples including drum loops, one shots, melodies and vocals
• Royalty and cost free

 

What’s Different?

• Lo-fi style drums and melodies. Mainly reverb being used on drums and melodies
• Vocal samples have been included
• Nice sounding chords with mix-ready processing
• Arpeggiated melodies and leads

 

Where to Download

Get this collection from LANDR Samples.

 

 

15. JaZZadelic Hip Hop Beats 2 by Apollo Sound

 

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It’s Hip Hop…but with a bit more swing!

 

 

Another collection that’s available from Loopcloud, JaZZadelic Hip Hop Beats 2 can be ‘dug’ by anyone with a Loopcloud subscription – and that includes the free trial.

 

Inside are nearly 2 gigabytes of Hip Hop, Lo-Fi and Boom-Bap to hit you straight in the rhythm stick! The pack also has a ripple of DJ flavour, with scratch loops from in-studio DJs. This is a pack that excels at instrumental performances, and has plenty of riffs, licks and melodics to boot.

 

What’s Included

• 2GB of Hip Hop jazz samples and Lo-Fi sounds
• Over 350 drums
• Over 250 keyboard samples
• Electric Piano loops, jazzy piano progressions, upright bass riffs, gorgeous saxes and trumpets, warm guitars and more

 

What’s Different?

• This can be paired perfectly with the Breakbeat Jazz Volume 1 pack 
• The chords can make a song sound very complex with ease
• Many swung drums to add groove

 

Where to Download

Get it from Loopcloud if you’re subscribed or on a free trial.

 

 

Browse our range of Hip Hop samples

 

At Loopmasters, we’ve got over 20 years of producing and distributing Hip Hop samples, so for a definitive look at Hip Hop samples, flavoursome Classic Hip Hop samples, or nostalgic Lo-Fi Hip Hop samples, head to our online catalogue. 

 

You can get individual sounds or full packs by subscribing to Loopcloud, or get 14 days free with our free trial.