Doctors of Rhythm: Hip Hop's Greatest Producers Speak!

Doctors of Rhythm: Hip Hop's Greatest Producers Speak!
TitleDoctors of Rhythm: Hip Hop's Greatest Producers Speak!
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorBrown, Jake
EditionMP3 CD
Publisher Jacob P. Brown and Blackstone Audio
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number1538485427
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HIP HOP was born in the 1980s, exploded into the music mainstream in the 1990s, and by the Millennium, had become the biggest-selling genre in the record business. DOCTORS OF RHYTHM: Hip Hop's Greatest Producers Speak! begins with rap's biggest early hits that helped prove Rap was here to stay were classics like Tone Loc's ''Wild Thing,'' Doug E. Fresh's ''The Show,'' Young M.C.'s ''Bust a Move,'' Kool Moe Dee's ''Go See the Doctor'' and ''How Ya Like Me Now?!'', Sir Mix-A-Lot's ''Posse on Broadway,'' Eric B & Rakim's ''Paid in Full,'' ''Eric B. is President,'' ''Microphone Fiend,'' ''I Know You Got Soul,'' ''Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em,'' ''What's On Your Mind,'' and ''Don't Sweat the Technique,'' Ice T's ''6 N the Mornin','' ''Colors,'' and ''Lethal Weapon,'' and Bobby Brown's ''My Prerogative.''

Traveling every generation of Hip Hop, including the 90s' where the genre blew up into a mainstream commercial competitor on the success of radio smashes including the Fugees' ''Ready or Not'' and ''Killing Me Softly,'' Mix-A-Lot's signature # 1 ''Baby Got Back,'' the Beastie Boys' ''Sabotage,'' ''Intergalactic Planetary,'' and ''So Whatchya Want?'', Tupac's # 1s ''How Do You Want It?'', ''Smile'' and ''Hit 'Em Up,'' the Notorious B.I.G.'s ''Party and Bullshit,'' ''Gimmie the Loot,'' ''Goin' Back to Cali,'' and ''I Love the Dough,'' Pras and O.D.B.'s ''Ghetto Supastar,'' Scarface's ''Never Seen a Man Cry'' and ''Now I Feel Ya,'' Blackstreet's ''No Diggity,'' Michael Jackson's ''Remember the Time,'' U.G.K.'s ''Ridin Dirty,'' The Geto Boys' ''Still'' from the Office Space film soundtrack, and Juvenile's ''Back That Azz Up,'' among countless more, fans of any era can stream along online while reading about the very songs they're listening to!

Millennials are taken inside the studio with their favorite '00s Hip Hop stars for the stories behind the making of Eminem's ''Not Afraid,'' ''Lose Yourself,'' ''Without Me,'' ''The Monster,'' ''Cleaning Out My Closet,'' Lil Wayne's ''Go D.J.'', ''A Mili,'' and ''6 Ft, 7 Ft'', Drake's ''Forever,'' ''0 to 100,'' ''Controlla,'' ''Best I Ever Had,'' ''Over,'' ''Headlines,'' ''Energy,'' ''Summer Sixteen,'' and ''Miss Me,'' Rihanna's ''Work,'' Kanye West's ''Stronger'' and ''Real Friends,'' Nicki Manaj's ''Anaconda'' and ''Did It On Em,'' Young Jeezy's ''Standing Ovation'' and ''Put On for my City,'' ''T.I.'s ''What's Up, What's Haapnin' '' and ''Big Shit Poppin' (Do It),'' Gucci Mane's ''Lemonade,'' Shakira's ''Hips Don't Lie,'' Ludacris's ''What's Your Fantasy,''Justin Timberlake's ''Suit and Tie'' and ''Pusha Love Girl,'' and Jay Z s ''Holy Grail'' among many more!

Along with discussing the stories behind the in-the-studio creation of their greatest hits, these producers each interviewed in their own individual chapters also recount their personal stories, including how they discovered production (most began as DJs, and an INCREDIBLE amount of Hip Hop history from different demographics around the country are chronicled here, from East Coast to West to the South, etc, how they got their foot in the door, highlight collaborative collaborations in the studio with specific artists, and some advice for the younger generation of aspiring producers who grew up on his sound that might take both some artist and academic wisdom from reading his chapter that they could apply to their own craft.