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The Drum Broker Story...

Since its inception in 2011, The Drum Broker has set the gold standard for hip hop samples, drum kits, sample packs, and original drums. Founded by Alkota, a seasoned hip hop producer and beatmaker from Alaska, The Drum Broker quickly became the go-to authority in the industry.

The journey began with the distribution of !llmind's Blap Kits. !llmind, a visionary in the "Producer Drum Kit" movement, partnered with The Drum Broker to sell his high-quality drum kits. This partnership laid the foundation for a groundbreaking new era in music production. Over the next decade, The Drum Broker formed alliances with some of the most respected names in the industry, including 9th Wonder, Alchemist, Beat Butcha, V Don, Khrysis, and many others. These collaborations solidified The Drum Broker’s reputation as the premier destination for top-tier producer kits.

Recognizing the evolving needs of hip hop producers and beatmakers, The Drum Broker expanded its offerings to include original drum breaks, one-shots, and samples tailored specifically for the genre. A significant milestone was achieved when The Drum Broker teamed up with acclaimed producer Frank Dukes to launch The Kingsway Music Library, the first original sample library designed for producers to sample and incorporate into their beats. This innovative approach further cemented The Drum Broker's position as a trailblazer in the industry.

With nearly two decades of experience curating sample libraries for the music industry, The Drum Broker has made an indelible mark. Their meticulously curated samples have been used in thousands of records, thanks to their extensive network, robust sales, and efficient distribution channels. The Drum Broker’s pioneering business model has been emulated by countless others, including major platforms like Splice and Tracklib, as well as numerous independent distribution models.

Despite this imitation, The Drum Broker remains unmatched in its influence and success. To date, they have generated millions of dollars in sales and publishing revenues for their producers, reinforcing their role as the true originators and leaders in the sample distribution game.

When it comes to hip hop samples, drum kits, and innovative production tools, The Drum Broker continues to lead the way, defining the sound of a generation and inspiring countless others in the music production community.