A forthcoming book will celebrate some of hip-hop’s most influential producers.
The work of Toronto-based writer, illustrator and rapper Riley Wallace, the 312-page From Boom Bap to Trap will profile a diverse school of hip-hop producers, from Dr. Dre, RZA and MF DOOM to lesser-known names such as Easy Mo Bee and Johnny “J.”
Speaking about the project, Wallace said, “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.”
Combining biographies and liner notes with artwork, the book – which is set to be published next year – is also crowdfunding via Kickstarter. Support it here.
News of From Boom Bap to Trap comes after the publication of Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop by Clover Hope and Rachelle Baker.