When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 

This week, many of the best samples were deployed on Mac Miller's Faces mixtape, so we've decided to break down three tracks from the release. Check back every Thursday for more record breaks from your favorite artists.

Cop the full mixtape right here if you haven't.