HIP HOP HITS: THE PRODUCERS SPEAK is the first book of its kind, featuring exclusive interviews with the most important and influential producers working in the business today, including Eric B, Easy Mo Bee, Pete Rock, Teddy Riley, Mike Dean, Boi 1da, Wyclef Jean, Frequency, Mannie Fresh, Jeff Bass, Johnny "J" (Tupac Shakur), Mario C (Beastie Boys, Tone Loc, Young MC), Drumma Boy, Bangladesh, Frequency, Aaron Harmon, N.O. Joe, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Jon Conner, Afrika Islam and Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon.
Chronicled inside is an incredible amount of Hip Hop history from different demographics around the country, including East Coast, West Coast, South and the Midwest. These legendary producers - most who started as DJs - recount how they discovered record production. Each producer details how they seized the moment of opportunity to get in the game and highlight collaborations with many of Hip Hop's biggest stars on their biggest hits. There's even unparalleled advice for the younger generation of aspiring producers that can be used to hone their craft.
Included are some of the biggest hits by Eminem, Ice-T, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Michael Jackson, Drake, Beyoncé, The Fugees, Lil Wayne, Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, The Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Doug E. Fresh, T.I., Tone Loc, Eric B. & Rakim, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Justin Timberlake, DMX, Sean 'Puffy' Combs, Blackstreet, Nicki Minaj, Bobby Brown, Heavy D & The Boyz, Big Smo, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Scarface, The Geto Boys, Nas, Jay-Z and more!!
|Publisher:||The TMG Firm|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.60(d)|
About the Author
Award-winning music biographer Jake Brown has written 43 published books since 2001, featuring many authorized collaborations with some of rock's biggest artists, including 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart (with Ann and Nancy Wilson), living guitar legend Joe Satriani, country music legend Merle Haggard, heavy metal pioneers Motorhead (with Lemmy Kilmister), late Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur (with the estate), celebrated Rock drummer Kenny Aronoff, late Funk pioneer Rick James, superstar Country Music anthology 'Nashville Songwriter,' all-star Rock Drummers anthology 'Beyond the Beats,' all-star rap producers HIP HOP HITS anthology, and the all-star Rock producers anthology Behind the Boards, among many others.
Brown is a regular contributor to Tape Op (including the 2016 AES Cover Story with Smashing Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan) has also appeared as the featured biographer of record on Fuse TV's Live. Through this series and Bloomberg TV's Game Changers series, he has received national press in Rolling Stone Magazine, CBS News, USA Today, MTV.com, The Hollywood Reporter, Parade Magazine and Billboard, etc. In 2012, Brown won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.