Based on ten years of research among hip-hop producers, Making Beats was the first work of scholarship to explore the goals, methods, and values of a surprisingly insular community.
Focusing on a variety of subjects-from hip-hop artists' pedagogical methods to the Afrodiasporic roots of the sampling process to the social significance of "digging" for rare records-Joseph G.
Schloss examines the way hip-hop artists have managed to create a form of expression that reflects their creative aspirations, moral beliefs, political values, and cultural realities.
This second edition of the book includes a new foreword by Jeff Chang and a new afterword by the author.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages, 12 illus.
- Publisher: University Press of New England
- Publication Date: 20/12/2014
- Category: Rap & Hip-Hop
- ISBN: 9780819574817
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