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."
Wesleyan University Press
The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop
Music / Culture