Looking to add some dope, cutting-edge sounds to your hip-hop productions? Interested in taking your beats to the next level?
Then you’ve come to the right place! Sample packs and loops serve up a heaping helping of creatively inspiring ideas you can literally drag and drop into your latest projects. And you’re going to find a ton of sounds to take advantage below.
In this guide, we look at the best free hip hop sample packs and loops.
Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Drum Kit by ItsLucid
Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Drum Kit features a small selection of gritty kicks, snares, hi-hats, and perc one-shots. With warm, vintage vibes, you can use this free toolset for hip-hop, lo-fi, future beats and more.
‘UNIT: 808’ – 808 Sample Pack by Loop Cult
808s are a practical necessity for all electronic genres, including hip-hop. It’s simply a matter of having the right 808s, because depending on the era and genre, different production techniques were used, and innovation continues to this day.
UNIT: 808 serves up all the essentials for hip-hop and trap. It features sounds that reflect the changes we’ve seen through the decades, with raw and clean 808s, all the way over to punchier and more aggressive 808s.
In total, you will find a large collection of snares, kicks, toms, hats, cymbals, and percussion. There are 329 samples in total, with 100 808 bass samples. As a bonus, UNIT: 808 also comes with 16 kits.
The key- and tempo-labelled 24-bit quality WAVs are drag and drop ready.
Analog Supplies Vol. 1 by Analog Cases
With a mix of melodic loops and drum one-shots, Analog Supplies Vol. 1 features an array of content you can use with any sampler. From jazzy pianos and Rhodes chords to mellotron and drumbeats, these sounds all feature a warm, analog character for hip-hop, lo-fi, and more.
Download: Analog Cases
Analog Supplies Vol. 2 by Analog Cases
Analog Cases’ returns with Analog Supplies Vol. 2, an expanded collection of melodic loops and drum one-shots. From synths and drum breaks to 808 kicks and more, this hip-hop inspired selection will get your head bopping in no time flat.
Download: Analog Cases
Analog Supplies Vol. 3 by Analog Cases
The third volume of Analog Supplies features the work of LA beatmaker and producer Brando Leslie (UNTHOTOF). With 90 new melodic loops and drum samples, you’ll find snares, kicks, field recordings, found sounds, percussions, and more inside this diverse pack.
Download: Analog Cases
Brutalism Sample Pack by Erald Lesi
Creator Erald Lesi utilized an Arturia MicroBrute synthesizer to create the Brutalism Sample Pack, featuring 300+ analog sourced samples.
From hip-hop to electronic music, this package comes with essential building blocks for building your next track – kicks, snares, claps, FX, loops, noises, basses, percussion, and synths.
Ultimate Drum Shots by Function Loops
Function Loops’ Ultimate Drum Shots features 300+ drum one-shots for a variety of genres – hip-hop, trap, techno, reggaeton, Latin, house, groove, synthwave, retro, psytrance, and progressive.
Warm 808 Bass Samples by Your Local Musician
Your Local Musician’s Warm 808 Bass Samples collection comes with over 500 808 sounds for hip-hop, trap, future bass, and more. These 808s were inspired by a variety of acts, including Dreamville and OVO.
As one of the biggest (if not the biggest) collections of free 808s out there, this pack is begging to be your go-to 808 pack, ending the never-ending search for more and betters 808 sounds (plus you can further process and mangle these to your heart’s content).
At 1.5 GB, this thing is massive. Enjoy!
Download: Your Local Musician
Vision Loop Kit by FrizzyBeatz
The Vision Loop Kit comes with an array of hip-hop synth loops offering up a variety of vibes – dark, melancholy, dreamy, happy, and more. Use this pack to craft your next unforgettable hook.
‘BRICK CITY’ Jersey Club Sample Pack by Loop Cult
‘BRICK CITY’ Jersey Club Sample Pack brings that underground American club culture vibe right to your downloads folder. This collection comes with a selection of dingy beats, basses, lasers, wails, flutes, strings, vocal chops, and other goodies.
BRICK CITY features a mix of key- and tempo-labelled synth and bass one shots along with five drum kits.
Altitudes Loop Pack by Sound Scientist
The soft synth wielding Sound Scientist sets forth the Altitudes Loop Pack collection, complete with a mix of synth loops and melodies to take your beats to the next level.
This an excellent pack to have at the ready, whether you’re making hip-hop, trap, house, electronic, EDM, Soulection, or future R&B.
Laidback Breaks Loop Pack by juesswork
Laidback Breaks Loop Pack features nearly 100 lo-fi drum breaks and loops tailor made for hip-hop and boom bap.
Wu-Tang Drum Kit by Tony Starks
If classic hip-hop and old school boom bap are your thing, you’re going to get a kick out of Wu-Tang Drum Kit. With an insane 1,939 samples, expect to find all the kicks, snares, and percussion you need to make vintage beats.
Liquid Vinyl Drums by Sound Scientist
Liquid Vinyl Drums comes with well over 100 vinyl drum samples with snares, kicks, hi hats, fills, percs, and even a few melody loops, just for good measure.
APlus Drum Kit by APlus
APlus Drum Kit features Aplus’ favorite drum samples ideally suited to hip-hop and trap. You’ll find snares, snaps, claps, 808s, cymbals, hats, percs, ethnic percs, SFX, and even some soundfonts in this selection.
ICYTWAT Drum Kit by Beatsmith
Inspired by Chicago producer and rapper ICYTWAT, this pack features distorted 808s, snares, claps, hi-hats, kicks, crashes, percs, risers, vox, and FX. These are perfectly suited to dark hip-hop and trap applications.
Urban Drum Samples by Tony Starks
Urban Drum Samples comes with over 300 808s, percs, ethnic drums, and FX. If you’re looking for some fresh sounds to add to your hip-hop and trap beats, this pack is a must have.
Ultimate Boom Bap Drum Kit by Beatsmith
Inspired by 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, The Alchemist, and others, Ultimate Boom Bap Drum Kit features over 2,000 one-shot drum samples for boom bap and hip-hop.
Expect to find a combination of snares, basses, claps, kicks, shakers, crashes, FX, and percs.
808 Trapstep Vol. 1 by TriSamples
TriSamples’ 808 Trapstep Vol. 1 comes with all the essential building blocks you need for hip-hop, trap, and future bass. Inside this collection, you’ll find 808s, kicks, snares, claps, cymbals, vocal chants, instruments, and FX.
808 Trapstep Vol. 2 by TriSamples
TriSamples returns with the second volume of 808 Trapstep. It comes with a mix of 808 and 909 drums, mangled to perfection. The sounds have all been processed to meet the demands of modern trap, hip-hop, and future productions.
Inside this selection, you’ll find 808s, kicks, snares, claps, chants, percussion, and FX. Simply add a melodic / musical hook, and your next hit will be on the horizon.
Owen J’s Main Stash 1.5 by Owen J
Owen J’s Main Stash 1.5 features plenty of goodies you can use for your next hip-hop and trap production. With some of Owen J’s favorite samples, there’s a quality mix of 808s, kicks, snares, claps, hats, hits, stabs, FX, percussion, and vox. You’ll also find plenty of unique percussive elements inside.
NYC Drum Kit by Tony Starks
Inspired by 90s New York hip-hop producers like DJ Premier, Havoc, Laze E Laze, and others, NYC Drum Kit brings to the classic sounds of the east coast right to your home. Inside this pack, you find kicks, snares, hi-hats, chops, percs, FX, and other extra goodies for hip-hop and boom bap style projects.
Nick Mira Inspired Drum Kit by wavbvkery
Producer Nick Mira is famous for having worked with the likes of JuiceWRLD, Machine Gun Kelly, Post Malone, and others.
The Nick Mira Inspired Drum Kit (also known as “Dreams”) takes after the esthetic of Internet Money producers. This material is perfect for use on trap and hip-hop productions.
Download this kit for 80 files, including snares, claps, tuned 808s, hats, rides, crashes, and percs.
Elevate Beatmaker Kit by BVKER
Elevate Beatmaker kit comes with over 200 files you can use to build out your hip-hop and trap projects.
There are many useful goodies in this kit, including tuned 808s, effects, drum hits, cymbals, tonal loops, tonal one-shots, Serum presets, and even MIDI files.
Travis Scott Type Drum Kit by BVKER
Inspired by Travis Scott, BVKER’s Travis Scott Type Drum Kit (The Astro) features a mix of hard one-shots and 808s, as well as two construction kits to make your own Travis Scott style beats.
Grab this free kit for 808s, drum shots, cymbals, hats, and two construction kits.
Lex Luger Inspired Drum Kit by BVKER
The Lex Luger Inspired Drum Kit comes complete with the sounds that defined the 2010s – clean 808s, kicks, snares, claps, hi-hats, percs, crashes, and rides.
Free Murda Beatz Type Drum Kit by BVKER
The Free Murda Beatz Type Drum Kit (or “Butterfly”) features material inspired by Murda Beatz himself, Shane Lindstrom.
This kit includes a collection of tuned 808s, kicks, snares, claps, hats, crashes, rides, and percs.
Free Ronny J Inspired Drum Kit by BVKER
The Free Ronny J Inspired Drum Kit comes with sound material inspired by none other than Ronny J himself. With some killer 808s, punchy hits, melodic loops and more, this kit is sure to stimulate your creativity.
Inside the kit, you’ll find a total of 145 files – 808s, kicks, snares, claps, rimshots, hats, and melodic loops with matching MIDI files.
Free Metro Boomin Type Drum Kit by BVKER
BVKER’s Free Metro Boomin Type Drum Kit features a mix of clean sounds well suited to pop, classic trap, and hip-hop. The audio material, of course, takes after Metro Boomin (also known as Young Metro or Metro Beatz).
Expect this kit to come with 808s, kicks, snares, claps, cymbals, and percs.
Wheezy Inspired Drum Kit by BVKER
This kit takes after Wheezy, with over 100 sounds you can use to cook up your own Wheezy style creations.
The Wheezy Inspired Drum Kit collection comes with tuned 808s, kicks, snares, claps, hats, crashes, rides, and a bonus FLP (which allows you to explore how BVKER’s demo track on their website was made).
Pierre Bourne Type Drum Kit by BVKER
In the style of Pierre Bourne, this BVKER kit features heavy basses and an array of modern sounds to meet the needs of the modern trap and hip-hop producer.
The Pierre Bourne Type Drum Kit comes with 100 files, including 808s, kicks, snares, claps, cymbals, and percussions.
COBRA – Hip Hop Sample Pack by Cymatics.fm
If you haven’t heard of COBRA – Hip Hop Sample Pack already, you’ve either been living under a rock, or you’re a complete newbie to free hip-hop sample packs.
This collection is substantial, featuring a mix of drum loops, drum one shots, 808s, melody loops, and MIDI melodies.
This is an excellent pack to get started with, for hip-hop and trap projects alike.
Astro – Hip Hop Sample Pack by Cymatics.fm
At this point, it might be redundant to say, but this is yet another Travis Scott inspired sample pack (separate from BVKER’s entry).
The Astro – Hip Hop Sample Pack delivers the goods, with Astroworld style audio content that will not only get you fired up to make your next beat, but also give you an inside look into how the unique sounds were originally created.
In this pack, you can expect to find a mix of drum loops, drum samples, 808s, melody loops, and FX samples.
Lofi Toolkit by Cymatics.fm
Lo-fi is quickly taking over the airwaves, and Cymatics is right on top of it with their Lofi Toolkit. With this pack, you’ll easily be able to create your own lo-fi beats, the likes of which you’ve probably heard on Spotify playlists, YouTube, and more.
This kit features melody loops, drum loops, drum shots, and MIDI progressions to help you make your foray into the genre.
This one may not remain free forever, so get it while the getting is good!
2020 Melody Collection by Cymatics.fm
Coming up with a melody? Easy. Coming up with a great melodic hook that sticks in your head long after you’ve heard it? Not so easy!
Cymatics knows this, which is exactly why they put together the 2020 Melody Collection and made it available for free.
With 40 melodic ideas to draw from, this pack equips you with the tools necessary to creating your own killer riffs.
Top Free Hip Hop Sample Packs, Final Thoughts
Hip-hop is always evolving as a genre, spawning many sub-genres in the process. The above may be enough to get started, but it won’t be enough to help you keep up with the times.
So, if you want to stay at the cutting edge, don’t forget to keep innovating. Experiment. Try different things. It may seem like a lot of work, but it’s how new sounds are born, and if you want to be successful in everything you do, you want to keep evolving too.
Enjoy the free packs. It’s time to get to work!