Making Beats

The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop

Author: Joseph G. Schloss

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819566969

Category: Music

Page: 226

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Describes the practice of sampling in hip-hop music, covering its history, ethics, artists, and aesthetics.
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Making Beats

The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop

Author: Joseph G. Schloss

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574821

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 2635

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.
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Making Beats

The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop

Author: Joseph G. Schloss

Publisher: Wesleyan

ISBN: 9780819566966

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 5602

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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B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York

Author: Joseph G. Schloss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199715312

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 2788

B-boying is a form of Afro-diasporic competitive dance that developed in the Bronx, NY in the early 1970s. Widely - though incorrectly - known as "breakdancing," it is often dismissed as a form of urban acrobatics set to music. In reality, however, b-boying is a deeply traditional and profoundly expressive art form that has been passed down from teacher to student for almost four decades. Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York offers the first serious study of b-boying as both unique dance form and a manifestation of the most fundamental principles of hip-hop culture. Drawing on anthropological and historical research, interviews and personal experience as a student of the dance, Joseph Schloss presents a nuanced picture of b-boying and its social context. From the dance's distinctive musical repertoire and traditional educational approaches to its complex stylistic principles and secret battle strategies, Foundation illuminates a previously unexamined thread in the complex tapestry that is contemporary hip-hop.
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Gotta Get Signed: How To Become A Hip-Hop Producer

Author: Sahpreem A. King

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 0857121413

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 2734

Learn how the industry works, and how to tip the odds in your favour and get your beats heard. Multi-platinum producer Sahpreem King of Miami's South Beach club scene gives you his expert guide to the games of Hip Hop production, exposing the pitfalls and giving you a step-by-step approach to developing your profile and getting your unique sound out into the ears of your audience. You will learn... What a producer really does How to set up you lab and get the sounds from your head into the speakers Who to trust, and how to build your team Promotion and marketing Networking Money and accounting The secrets of A&R - what they don't want you to know Getting published
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Behind the Beat

Hip Hop Home Studios

Author: Raph,Raph Rashid

Publisher: Gingko PressInc

ISBN: 9781584235101

Category: Music

Page: 157

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Looks at the studios of a variety of hip hop musicians and disc jockeys.
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Songs in the Key of Black Life

A Rhythm and Blues Nation

Author: Mark Anthony Neal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135206805

Category: Music

Page: 234

View: 8559

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Music, Culture, and Business

Author: Joseph Glenn Schloss,Larry Starr,Christopher Alan Waterman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199758364

Category: Music

Page: 424

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Providing the perfect balance of cultural and musical analysis, Rock: Music, Culture, and Business by Joseph G. Schloss, Larry Starr, and Christopher Waterman tells the full story of rock 'n' roll, from its earliest beginnings to today. DISTINCTIVE FEATURES * Balances the history of the music business and the impact of social and cultural movements on the story of rock * Enhanced coverage of contemporary rock music, including the impact of rap * Integrates lively pedagogy: --- Detailed listening guides highlighting the significant elements of more than forty key recordings --- More than 100 photos, many in full color --- Boldfaced key terms and a glossary * Robust support package: --- Instructor Resource CD containing a computerized Test Bank (978-0-19-975837-1) --- Companion Website (
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Unlocking the Groove

Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music

Author: Mark Jonathan Butler

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253346629

Category: Music

Page: 346

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Unlocking the Groove is a groundbreaking, award-winning, music-driven analysis of electronic dance music (EDM). Author Mark Butler interweaves traditional and non-traditional musical analysis with consideration of the genre's history and social significance, deconstructing several typical examples of electronic dance music and focusing on the interaction of beat and rhythmic structure in creating an overall musical design. Interviews with DJs, listeners, and producers flesh out the book, providing insight into the perceptions and performance world of EDM, and making a vivid case for the musical artistry of EDM disc jockeys. The CD included with the book illustrates the analysis with multiple musical examples, both in excerpts and full songs. Butler's work propels the study of popular music in exciting new directions, and will impact the range from popular music studies, music theory, ethnomusicology, and musicology.
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The Beat Game

The Truth About Hip-Hop Production

Author: Darrell Branch

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483530353

Category: Music

Page: 244

View: 7965

In The Beat Game, Grammy Nominated music producer Darrell "Digga" Branch shows Hip Hop beat makers and producers how to play in the high-paced game called the music business: Branch draws on his own personal experiences, successes and failures, as well as interviews with his well-known professional peers in the music industry, to provide a comprehensive guide to the legal, financial and creative aspects of the Hip Hop music game. Branch examines the roles of each member of a beat maker and producers winning team such as attorneys, managers, accountants, and friends.
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Performing Rites

On the Value of Popular Music

Author: Simon Frith

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674661967

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 727

In "Performing Rites," one of the most influential writers on popular music asks what we talk about when we talk about music. Instead of dismissing emotional response and personal taste as inaccessible to the academic critic, Simon Frith takes these forms of engagement as his subject--and discloses their place at the very center of the aesthetics that structure our culture and color our lives.
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The Art of Sampling, 2nd Edition

The Sampling Tradition of Hip Hop/Rap Music and Copyright Law

Author: Amir Said

Publisher: Superchamp Books

ISBN: 9780974970417

Category: Law

Page: 430

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The art of sampling -- one of the most innovative music processes to emerge in the late-twentieth century -- stands today as both a celebrated art form and a cultural activity within the hip hop/rap music tradition and beyond. 'The Art of Sampling' (Amir Said, author of 'The BeatTips Manual'), examines this complex and controversial music process, and presents a study that illuminates the history, creative mechanics, and philosophy of sampling, while also exploring the implications that it holds for copyright law. Divided into three primary parts, including an in-depth History part, a robust Instruction (how-to) part, and a highly comprehensive Copyright Law part, 'The Art of Sampling' is detailed, sharply informative, and engaging. Astute and intensely thought-provoking, it's the definitive book on sampling in the hip hop/rap music tradition and copyright law, and one of the most striking and poignant music studies to come along in years.
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The Hip-Hop Underground and African American Culture

Beneath the Surface

Author: J. Peterson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137305258

Category: Music

Page: 187

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The underground is a multi-faceted concept in African American culture. Peterson uses Richard Wright, KRS-One, Thelonius Monk, and the tradition of the Underground Railroad to explore the manifestations and the attributes of the underground within the context of a more panoramic picture of African American expressivity within hip-hop.
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Groove Music

The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ

Author: Mark Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913013

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 4039

It's all about the scratch in Groove Music, award-winning music historian Mark Katz's groundbreaking book about the figure that defined hip-hop: the DJ. Today hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and the sight and sound of DJs mixing and scratching is familiar in every corner of the world. But hip-hop was born in the streets of New York in the 1970s when a handful of teenagers started experimenting with spinning vinyl records on turntables in new ways. Although rapping has become the face of hip-hop, for nearly 40 years the DJ has proven the backbone of the culture. In Groove Music, Katz (an amateur DJ himself) delves into the fascinating world of the DJ, tracing the art of the turntable from its humble beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s to its meteoric rise to global phenomenon today. Based on extensive interviews with practicing DJs, historical research, and his own personal experience, Katz presents a history of hip-hop from the point of view of the people who invented the genre. Here, DJs step up to discuss a wide range of topics, including the transformation of the turntable from a playback device to an instrument in its own right, the highly charged competitive DJ battles, the game-changing introduction of digital technology, and the complex politics of race and gender in the DJ scene. Exhaustively researched and written with all the verve and energy of hip-hop itself, Groove Music will delight experienced and aspiring DJs, hip-hop fans, and all students or scholars of popular music and culture.
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The 'Hood Comes First

Race, Space, and Place in Rap and Hip-Hop

Author: Murray Forman

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819563972

Category: Music

Page: 387

View: 1503

Examines the issues surrounding rap music and hip-hop in a cultural and sociological context.
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Total Chaos

The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop

Author: Jeff Chang

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786722088

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 1727

It's not just rap music. Hip-hop has transformed theater, dance, performance, poetry, literature, fashion, design, photography, painting, and film, to become one of the most far-reaching and transformative arts movements of the past two decades.American Book Award-winning journalist Jeff Chang, author of the acclaimed Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, assembles some of the most innovative and provocative voices in hip-hop to assess the most important cultural movement of our time. It's an incisive look at hip-hop arts in the voices of the pioneers, innovators, and mavericks.With an introductory survey essay by Chang, the anthology includes: Greg Tate, Mark Anthony Neal, Brian “B+” Cross, and Vijay Prashad examining hip-hop aesthetics in the wake of multiculturalism. Joan Morgan and Mark Anthony Neal discussing gender relations in hip-hop. Hip-hop novelists Danyel Smith and Adam Mansbach on "street lit" and "lit hop". Actor, playwright, and performance artist Danny Hoch on how hip-hop defined the aesthetics of a generation. Rock Steady Crew b-boy-turned-celebrated visual artist DOZE on the uses and limits of a "hip-hop" identity. Award-winning writer Raquel Cepeda on West African cosmology and "the flash of the spirit" in hip-hop arts. Pioneer dancer POPMASTER FABEL's history of hip-hop dance, and acclaimed choreographer Rennie Harris on hip-hop's transformation of global dance theatre. Bill Adler's history of hip-hop photography, including photos by Glen E. Friedman, Janette Beckman, and Joe Conzo. Poetry and prose from Watts Prophet Father Amde Hamilton and Def Poetry Jam veterans Staceyann Chin, Suheir Hammad, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Kevin Coval. Roundtable discussions and essays presenting hip-hop in theatre, graphic design, documentary film and video, photography, and the visual arts. “Total Chaos is Jeff Chang at his best: fierce and unwavering in his commitment to document the hip-hop explosion. In beginning to define a hip-hop aesthetic, this gathering of artists, pioneers, and thinkers illuminates the special truth that hip-hop speaks to youth around the globe.” (Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip-Hop Generation)
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Creative License

The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling

Author: Kembrew McLeod,Peter DiCola

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822348756

Category: Law

Page: 325

View: 6795

Draws on interviews with more than 100 musicians, managers, lawyers, journalists, and scholars to critique the music industry s approach to digital sampling.
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Check the Technique

More Liner Notes for Hip-hop Junkies

Author: Brian Coleman

Publisher: Good Read Books

ISBN: 9780990307600

Category: Music

Page: 525

View: 3385

The format is simple: One chapter, one artist, one album, blow-by-blow and track-by-track, delivered straight from the artists who produced these classics. And whether you peruse the chapters in chunks over time or devour the book all at once, fans are guaranteed to revel in these conversations, reliving their favorite albums from hip-hop's "Golden age"--Publisher's note.
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The Hip Hop Movement

From R&B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739181173

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

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Connecting classic rhythm & blues and rock & roll to the Civil Rights Movement, and classic soul and funk to the Black Power Movement, The Hip Hop Movement critically explores what each of these musics and movements contributed to rap, neo-soul, hip hop culture, and the broader Hip Hop Movement.
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Droppin' Science

Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture

Author: William Eric Perkins

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566393621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 3474

Eleven essays analyze various aspects of hip-hop that are usually neglected, including coverage of female and Latino contributions to both rap and hip-hop culture.
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