This fascinating 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break”, a six second drum sample from the b side of a chart topping single “Colour him Father”, released by the Winstons in 1969.

This sample was used extensively in early Hip Hop and sample-based music, and became the basis for Hip Hop and drum-and-bass music – a six second clip that spawned several entire subcultures.

Nate Harrison’s 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.