About the Author

Joseph Schloss is Adjunct Associate Professor of Black and Latino Studies and Sociology at City University of New York. In addition to Foundation, he is the author of Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop ( 2004/2014, which won the 2005 Book Prize from the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and co-author of Rock: Music, Culture and Business (2012), with Christopher Waterman and Larry Starr. His writing has appeared in URB, Vibe, The Seattle Weekly, The Flavor and the anthologies Total Chaos and Classic Material. Further information can be found at his website

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