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So far Schloss s knowledge of history is impeccable He blurs the line between the field and personal biases and has created a fascinating look into sample based music. Fascinating Really interesting interviews with practitioners that go beyond basic observations e.g it sounds good to offer actual practical insights e.g Rza s drums aren t quantized so they can fall slightly of beat The interviewees aren t just novice producers as well, but respected veterans like Prince Paul, Domino, and Steinski At times it can be a bit academic, but to be honest even the academic conclusions and connections he draws are pretty eye opening and original. #FREE PDF à Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop (Music Culture) á 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 I ve been interested in music sampling for years Usually the first thing I do when I get a hip hop album is read the sample list and track down the original songs I was excited when I discovered this book a few months ago, the first book I know of on the subject.It s not bad The insights are interesting and the author reveals some true revelations on the sampling subculture The challenge is that the book is steeped in academia, so a few passages feel less like a cultural analysis andlike a dissertation However, I don t know of any bookrevealing about the how, why and what behind our sample based music today, and it was hard for me to stop reading until I finished. This book was a lot of fun found myself laughing quite often Before I read this, I had limited knowledge about and experience with hip hop culture The book has definitely sold me on hip hop as an art form and has given me a listener s entrypoint A really solid, inspiring, and fresh ethnography Disclaimer Schloss was a former professor of mine, which is why initially drew me to the book Really, it s a great foray into the culture of sample based hip hop Driven by DJ producer interviewers, it counters traditional academic thinking on the aesthetic and intentions behind the beat making process, while revealing a good chunk of the attitudes codes cultures behind this art. It s good to see someone writing a serious book about sampling culture, but I wish he had interviewed bigger figures in the field Jake One and Mr Supreme are really quite marginal figures, well known only for their Conmen mixtape compilations of sample sources. nothing Now I want to buy myself a sampler and go out looking for records on underground record stores 4.5 5 I saw this in the stacks of the library when looking for another book I planned to skim it, but ended up reading most of it fairly closely I liked it Some neat insights from the producers interviewed and the author as well Section on ethics was interesting and some of the philosophy behind the use of samples Was neat for me how he cited Chernoff s African Rhythms book which I d just read coincidentally, and also cited Dave Sanjek my former camp counselor I did find there to bewisdom in the words of the drummers quoted by Chernoff than the dj s here, but they had their moments.