Using sampler with Cubase LE version1

I’m using Cubase LE version 1. I’ve recently purchased an Akai MPD18 and would like to use Cubase to cut up samples of music and/or sounds and direct them to the Akai. Is this even possible with this version of Cubase? How would I go about doing this? I watched plenty of YouTube videos, but nothing is explaining things with such an old version of Cubase. Any help would be greatly appreciated.