Funk classic! Now if you check my pulse it beats Skull Snaps." - Beastie Boys "Unite". Skull Snaps is a legendary funk album that has long been shrouded in obscurity. The band recorded their self-titled debut and a handful of singles in 1973, and then vanished without a trace. The monstrous break that opens up their classic cut, It's A New Day, furnished the beat for countless hip-hop hits of the mid-'90s & the most sampled break in music history. Packaged in a 6-panel digipak, This deluxe version has been digitally remastered, with extensive liner notes containing new interviews and rare photos, and contains 2 bonus tracks 'Now if you check my pulse it beats Skull Snap' and 'Unite' Aztec Music. 2005.