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[[ Read E-pub ]] ⚛ Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop ⚸ 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 nothing 4 when i requested this book from ILL Services, i thought it would be a practical guide to making music, but instead it s a glimpse into the world of hip hop producers, examining their aesthetic and ethical values when it comes to creating sample based music as someone who doesn t know much about this subject, i felt this was a great introduction to hip hop production chopping, crate digging, script flipping, andit s actually an expanded dissertation but readslike any good non fi 4 when i requested this book from ILL Services, i thought it would be a practical guide to making music, but instead it s a glimpse into the world of hip hop producers, examining their aesthetic and ethical values when it comes to creating sample based music as someone who doesn t know much about this subject, i felt this was a great introduction to hip hop production chopping, crate digging, script flipping, andit s actually an expanded dissertation but readslike any good non fiction book written by an author passionate about the subject, relying muchon extensive interviews with producers including prince paul than on quoting other academics, who are often introduced just to be dissedfor example, here is dj kool akiem s response to the popular notion in academic circles that hip hop deejaying was conditioned by a poverty that limited access to other forms of music even saying that is kinda weird Obviously, the academics just probably didn t think about it The most important thing to them is, Oh, the kids are poor, you know what i mean Not even thinkin about it Just like, Well, that must be it they re poor in fact, i would say the best thing about this book is the respect it gives to hip hop as an aesthetic choice not as just some inevitable result of social conditions, or as a short cut for people not talented enough to create music with live instruments though in defense of academia this book also includes a hilarious quote that draws the distinction between being hip and nerdy As Will Straw points out, male record collectors must work to maintain a balance between the competing tendencies toward hipness and nerdishness which are inherent in the activity Hipness and nerdishness both begin with the mastery of a symbolic field what the latter lacks is a controlled economy of revelation, a sense of when and how things are to be spoken of Hipness maintains boundaries to entry by requiring that the possession of knowledge be made to seem less significant than the tactical sense of how and when it is made public why didn t anyone tell me that, like, 15 years ago This book is so much to me I m currently working on a PhD using hip hop as my dissertation and this book altered and gavenuance to so many of my ideas and other sources I was floundering in uncertainty, but now I m invigorated, inspired to work. Now I want to buy myself a sampler and go out looking for records on underground record stores 4.5 5