‘Back to the Lab: Hip Hop Home Studios’ by Raph Rashid

by: Joseph On  Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Back to the Lab

Hip hop is truly the music of the people, and for proof you just have to look at where it often comes from – home studios located in bedrooms, basements, sometimes even kitchens inside creators’ homes. It’s these music temples that are the subject of photographer Raph Rashid’s new book Back to the Lab: Hip Hop Home Studios.

Back to the Lab features photos of the spots where the work of artists including EL-P, J Dilla, Oddisee, Jazzy Jeff, and many more was first created, and may serve to inspire readers to create their own beats in the comfort of their homes. And it’s not just photos: “Notes about the producers, their environment and “essential” releases round out this love-letter to the underground.”

You can order a copy of Back to the Lab: Hip Hop Home Studios at Amazon right here, where the book is currently priced at a bit under $30.