Behind the Beat: Technical and Practical Aspects of Instrumental Hip-Hop Composition.

D'Errico, Michael.


  • Abstract: From DJ Premier's beat productions in the early '90s to Kanye West's live performance at the 2010 Video Music Awards, the Akai MPC has long been considered standard sampling technology in any hip-hop production studio. Expanding upon the various techniques developed by pioneering hip-hop DJs--including beat-juggling, cutting, and mixing--the MPC introduced a much wider range of possibili... read more
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