Beatmaking, Racism, and White Supremacy

(Updated June 13th, 2020) I’m a 36-year-old white man, soon to be 37. I write a lot about music production and sampling, mostly in the predominantly Black genres of rap music and instrumental hip-hop. In recent years Black men and women from all over the country have opened up to me in interviews and shared honest, transparent, and moving stories about their creative process, their lives, and their music.

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