• Gritty black and white photo of a turntable and vinyl collection, 'Behind The Beat' graffiti text.
  • Behind The Beat - USED - Raph
  • Gritty, urban-themed music studio with posters, records, and a keyboard.
  • Street art style image featuring turntables and vinyl records in a dimly lit room.

Behind The Beat - USED - Raph

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Behind the Beat: Hip Hop Home Studios - A Glimpse into Legendary Music Spaces

"Behind the Beat: Hip Hop Home Studios" by Rafael Rashid, published by Gingko Press in 2005, offers an exclusive look into the creative spaces of 28 iconic American and British hip-hop producers. Featuring legends like DJ Premier, J Dilla, Madlib, and DJ Shadow, this book provides an intimate peek into their home studios.

Highlights include:

Stunning Photography: 320 black-and-white and color photographs shot with a Hasselblad camera.
Insightful Descriptions: Brief but informative descriptions of each producer and their studio setup.
Rashid's work has been celebrated by music enthusiasts and reprinted multiple times. Notably, his photographs of J Dilla are part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Explore the unique environments where groundbreaking hip-hop tracks were born and get inspired by the detailed studio setups of some of the most influential music creators. "Behind the Beat" is an essential read for music lovers and aspiring producers, offering a rare glimpse into the heart of hip-hop production.

Published by Gingko Press
160 pages, Hardcover
9 3/4'' x 9 3/4'' (248 x 248 mm)
300 color and b/w illustrations, English
ISBN: 9781584235101