With famous players including Stevie Nicks, Joel Gion and Nico - by hoop 'n' jingle, it's the tambourine. As a listener pointed out: "not the hardest percussion instrument, but the easiest to get wrong." Or, as art history suggests: "my tambourine, my prison / my tambourine, my handcuffs / my tambourine, my grave."
Dr. Kirsten comes out in favour of the humble (yet apparently bloody pricey) flute. Ignore the smutty talk of fingering and tonguing, we're here to get real about one of hip hop's favourite sampled instruments.