In honor of James Brown being featured in this week's Rock Band DLC, I thought I'd pay tribute to one of his more notable contributions to Hip Hop, the Funky Drummer break. From the song of the same name, James and Clyde Stubblefield made so much music period possible (Depeche Mode, Sinead O'Connor and NIN have all used the break), but it'd be hard to imagine Hip Hop without those drums.
Run D.M.C. - Beats to the Rhyme
Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full
Beastie Boys - Shadrach
Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause (Live, with a great intro)
LL Cool J - Boomin' System
Steinski - The Lesson 2 (James Brown Mix)