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.