A Jamaican reggae drum beat.

Prior to the "one drop" beat, the bass drum would typically fall on the 1st and 3rd beat and the snare would fall on the 2nd and 4th leaving the high-hat to accent throughout. However, on a "one drop" beat, the bass drum is used only on the 3rd beat, leaving an open space on beat one, hence the name "one drop". Said to be invented by the original Wailers' drummer Carlton Barret.

Made popular on Bob Marley & The Wailers' song by the same name.
"Feel it in the one drop;
And well still find time to rap;
Were makin the one stop,
The generation gap;
Now feel this drumbeat
As it beats within,
Playin a riddim,
Resisting against the system"

"One Drop" by Bob Marley & The Wailers
SURVIVAL, 1979
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We was goin to be in the studio for hours so I laid this one drop and it sounds cool.
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When segregation was practiced in the Southern United States a person that was even the smallest percentage black was simply considered black
Barack Obama is technically biracial but according to the one drop rule he would have simply been considered black.
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if you have even a "drop" of blood from a race, it makes you partially that race.
"Dude you cant say the n-word your not black."
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to fart, frequently as a surprise to others rather than with an aural warning
Blimey, what's that smell- have you just dropped one?
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To ejaculate unprotectedly into a woman/ man.
Hey you chickenshit bitch, why don’t you Drop One Deep like a real Italian?”
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