Back to the Lab : New photobook documents home studios of hip hop’s top producers

A new photobook by Raph Rashid will be released next month which documents the home studios of some of hip hop’s top producers over the past decade.

Titled ‘Back to the Lab’, it is the sequel to his 2005 book ‘Behind the Beat‘ which documented the home studios of twenty eight hip hop producers including DJ Shadow, Madlib, DJ Premier and J Dilla shortly before his passing.

Discussing his books, Rashid said: “They are time capsules for the period of 2000–2016, and show the tools of the trade for these producers: MPCs, SP-1200s, synths. I tried to capture their lives in front of and beyond their recording equipment.

The Producers featured in Rashid’s new book include Alchemist, Diamond D, El-P, Flying Lotus, DJ Format, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Just Blaze and twenty others.

‘Back to the Lab’ will be released on 13th October via Gingko Press but is available for pre-order from Rappcats.