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. For anyone who’s interested in improving their knowledge and understanding of beatmaking, hip hop/rap music, and hip hop culture, The BeatTips Manual is thorough and steeped with valuable information. 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 and BeatTips founder Amir Said 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.