Lyn Collins & Jabo Starks, Now the World's Second-Most Sampled Breakbeat

The "Yeah! Woo!" song - you'll know it the instant you hear it

This 1972 track from Lyn Collins, produced by James Brown and recorded by his backing band, features multiple breakbeats from Jabo Starks and a driving tambourine part. It's now more popular than the "Funky Drummer" and has been heard on hit records since the Eighties. As Questlove says, "It was the ‘Think (About It)’ break that birthed New Jack Swing culture, B’more/Jersey house and Nineties R&B." 

Dylan Wissing gives a quick overview of the drum tracking session, and Cooper Anderson demonstrates his mix process to recreate the sonics of the breakbeat. Free raw stems are included for you to create your own mixes and samples.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    "THINK (ABOUT IT)" BREAKBEAT | Recording the Drums

    • Recording the Drums

  • 02

    "THINK (ABOUT IT)" BREAKBEAT | Mixing the Drums

    • Introduction

    • 11-Minute Mix

    • Mix Analysis

  • 03

    "THINK (ABOUT IT)" BREAKBEAT | Raw Drum Stems

    • "Think (About It)" - Raw Drum Stems

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Meet Your Instructors

Meet Your Instructors

Producer, mix engineer and musician Cooper Anderson's work appears with artists like Kanye West, John Legend, Future, Rick Ross, Ghostface Killah, and the Diamond-selling record "We Are Young" by Fun. Graduating with honors from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production and Engineering, Cooper has been active in the NYC recording scene ever since, including work on the top-secret "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" by Wu Tang Clan.

Cooper Anderson

Producer, Mix Engineer