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A new book celebrates hip hop’s best producers

Dr. Dre, RZA, DJ Premier and a host of others feature in From Boom Bap to Trap

  • Tope Olufemi
  • 21 May 2021
A new book celebrates hip hop’s best producers

A new book detailing the lives of some of the most influential names in hip hop will be released soon.

From Boom Bap to Trap is illustrated and written by Riley Wallace, and contains 312 pages celebrating a number of different hip hop producers, highlighting more mainstream producers such as Dr, Dre, while also spotlighting those who exist on the underground such as Johnny “J”.

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Wallace spoke about the book and the role he’s playing in making hip-hop’s history more accessible.

"Until now, hip-hop heads have been forced to navigate a sea of wiki entries, incomplete bios and confusing credits (or none at all), which has caused some mind-melting tracks to be underappreciated or completely undiscovered. No more.”

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“This book contains superb bios, brilliant lists of critical beats, punchy liner notes, and stunning artwork that finally do justice to the artists who have given hip-hop its backbone from the early ’90s to the present day.”

The book is set for publication next year and is currently crowdfunding to reach its goal - you can find out more information about the upcoming book and support it here.

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter

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