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The BeatTips Manual
The Art of Beatmaking, the Hip Hop/Rap Music Tradition, and the Common Composer
6th Edition

by Amir Said

Beatmaking is a rich and very meticulous art-craft. It contains a number of unique methods and practices, each potentially more complex and challenging than the other. The BeatTips Manual breaks down the complexity of beatmaking and hip hop/rap production, and erases all of the myth and mystery. The BeatTips Manual is brilliantly divided into five primary parts—an absolutely stunning History part; an extensively detailed and robust Instruction part, which covers everything about making beats from drum programming to composition and arrangement; 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. A groundbreaking study of hip hop/rap music’s chief compositional process and its tradition and culture, The BeatTips Manual is the definitive book on beatmaking and hip hop production.

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The Art of Sampling
The Sampling Tradition of Hip Hop/Rap Music and Copyright Law
by Amir Said

The art of sampling — one of the most innovative music processes to emerge in the late-twentieth century — stands today as both a celebrated art form and a cultural activity within the hip hop/rap music tradition and beyond. The Art of Sampling by Amir Said (author of The BeatTips Manual), examines this complex and controversial music process, and brings forth a study that illuminates its history, creative mechanics, and philosophy, while also exploring the implications that it holds for copyright law.

The Art of Sampling, which contains everything found in the “Art of Sampling” chapter of The BeatTips Manual, 6th Edition, plus additional information and a crucial Copyright Law Part, is divided into three primary parts, including an in-depth History part, a robust Instruction (“how-to”) part, and a highly comprehensive and accessible Copyright Law part. Truly the most comprehensive exploration of sampling in the hip hop/rap music tradition and copyright law ever written, and one of the most striking and poignant music studies to come along in years.

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Ghetto Brother
How I Found Peace in the
South Bronx Street Gang Wars

by Benjy Melendez with Amir Said

Benjy Melendez, founder of the Ghetto Brothers street gang, social activist, and lead singer of the Ghetto Brothers band, now tells his story: a memoir of life as a late 1960s/early 1970s street gang member, of a musician on the cusp of stardom, a fighter for peace, and a man on a quest to reclaim his Jewish roots. With chilling detail and candor, Benjy Melendez opens up as never before in ‘Ghetto Brother’ (Benjy Melendez with Amir Said). Telling the story of his family, growing up first in the West Village in in the ’60s, his family’s forced move to the South Bronx, his life in a street gang, and his transformation to a peace ambassador, ‘Ghetto Brother’ is a riveting memoir that explores the human condition. Melendez takes us back to the forgotten New York of the late 1960s and early 1970s that gave rise to New York’s infamous street gang era. But at its core, ‘Ghetto Brother’ examines the route from boy to man in uncharted territory, and it renders a vivid portrait of what identity means and what happens when that identity dissolves and grows anew. Evocative and filled with the sights and sounds of a changing New York and a transformative life, ‘Ghetto Brother’ is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary leader.

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