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Press Release: ‘The BeatTips Manual’ Available for Kindle and Apple Devices December 16


BROOKLYN, NY—December 16, 2013—BeatTips and Superchamp Books today announced The BeatTips Manual will be available for Amazon Kindle and Apple Devices starting December 16. The BeatTips Manual (available at the Kindle Store, iTunes, and is the definitive beatmaking guide and one of the most innovative music studies ever published. It offers a serious exploration of the art of beatmaking, hip hop/rap’s chief compositional method and most intricate sub-tradition, and it delivers a uniquely powerful examination of the roots and nuances of hip hop culture. DJ Rich Medina calls The BeatTips Manual “the best book ever written on the topic;” HipHopIsRead says it’s “the go-to guide for beatmaking;” CrateKings proclaimed that The BeatTips Manual “is by far the single best book focusing on hip hop production;” and SoundsandGear says, “This is a great book! If you make beats, or have any interest in making beats/producing, this book is a must have.”

Brilliantly divided into five parts, including an absolutely stunning History part, an extensively detailed and robust Instruction part, a Music Theory part, a Business part, and an explosive Interviews part, which includes exclusive interviews with DJ Premier, DJ Toomp, 9th Wonder, Marley Marl and more, The BeatTips Manual is meticulously comprehensive and sharply informative. Through a highly detailed analysis of the origins of beatmaking as well as its key aesthetics, principles, predilections, nuances, and priorities, author Amir Said (Sa’id) offers deep insight and timely advice. He convincingly argues that beatmaking is a legitimate music compositional process, and that beatmakers (hip hop producers) are the common composers of our time. An incredibly revealing look at the beatmaking musical process, and one of the most fascinating studies of hip hop culture and the hip hop/rap music tradition to ever be recorded, The BeatTips Manual is both groundbreaking and necessary.

“Beatmaking is a rather intricate art form, one rich with tradition and history,” says Said. “As such, if it is to ever receive its proper recognition in the world of contemporary music, it requires a detailed study of all of its critical nuances.” Speaking on his aim of the book, Said says, “With The BeatTips Manual, my goal was to create a reading experience that stirs one’s musical intuition, stimulates the cultural mind, and, ultimately, motivates people to make the best music they can.”

BeatTips has provided the most trusted information on the craft, culture, and business of beatmaking/hip hop production since 2002. The 1st edition of The BeatTips Manual was published by Superchamp Books in 2002, the same year was founded. Used by beatmakers and in schools around the world, in 2007, The BeatTips Manual, now widely held as the standard for hip hop production education, was featured in New York University’s first course on beatmaking and hip hop production. Since then, The BeatTips Manual has been used in countless schools and institutions of higher learning, including The Berklee College of Music and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), and it continues to be recognized as the definitive beatmaking/hip hop production book around the globe, confirming its status as one of the most important music studies of our time.

BeatTips and Superchamp Books are divisions of Superchamp, Inc., a mixed-media company based in Brooklyn, NY.

Press Contact: Amir Said, | @BeatTipsManual

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About Author

Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual

  • crstf

    Thank you Mr. Said for putting so much effort into The Beattips Manual and for making it available for idevices! I’ve just downloaded it and I’m looking forward to reading it.
    I wish you the best for all of your present and future enterprises!