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Making Beats

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Publisher Comments:

First book on hip-hop sampling as a musical process.

Synopsis:

Despite having created one of the most important musical cultures of the last fifty years, hip-hop composers who use digital sampling are rarely taken seriously as artists. But hip-hop deejays and producers have collectively developed an artistic system that features a complex aesthetic, a detailed array of social protocols, a rigorous set of ethical expectations and a rich historical consciousness.

Based on ten years of research among hip-hop producers, Making Beats is the first work of scholarship to explore the goals, methods and values of this surprisingly insular community. Focusing on a variety of subjects--from hip-hop artists' pedagogical methods to the Afro-diasporic 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819566966
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Location:
Middletown, CT
Author:
Schloss, Joseph G.
Subject:
Rap
Subject:
Hip-hop
Subject:
Sound recording executives and producers
Subject:
Rap & Hip-Hop
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Turntablism
Subject:
Turntablists
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Music-Hip Hop and Rap
Series:
Music/Culture
Series Volume:
2001-12
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
8.92x6.30x.71 in. .80 lbs.

Related Subjects

» Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
» Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rap and Hip-Hop
» Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
» History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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Product details 226 pages Wesleyan University Press - English 9780819566966 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Despite having created one of the most important musical cultures of the last fifty years, hip-hop composers who use digital sampling are rarely taken seriously as artists. But hip-hop deejays and producers have collectively developed an artistic system that features a complex aesthetic, a detailed array of social protocols, a rigorous set of ethical expectations and a rich historical consciousness.

Based on ten years of research among hip-hop producers, Making Beats is the first work of scholarship to explore the goals, methods and values of this surprisingly insular community. Focusing on a variety of subjects--from hip-hop artists' pedagogical methods to the Afro-diasporic 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.

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