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Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop
     

Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop

by Joseph G. Schloss
 

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ISBN-10: 0819566969

ISBN-13: 9780819566966

Pub. Date: 07/26/2004

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819566966
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
07/26/2004
Series:
Music Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jeff Chang
“It’s about playing records”: History
“It just doesn’t sound authentic”: Live Instrumentation vs. Hip-Hop Purism
Materials and Inspiration: Digging in the Crates
Sampling Ethics
Elements of Style: Aesthetics of Hip-Hop Composition
The Outer Circle: From Samplers to Ears
Interviews by Author
Discography
Afterword

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