Note: Bring The Beat Back is intended to be structured as if it were an album, in reference to the subject matter. As such chapters are tracks while interludes are shorter stories touching on overarching themes that run throughout. Each act is bookended by a set of playlists and short profiles of key albums.
Chapter outline, titles and order subject to change.
Intro | Why does hip-hop suck in 1996?
ACT 1 | The 1990s | Electronic Hip-Hop Music
Track 1 | Headz Ain’t Ready
Track 2 | Artificial Intelligence
Interlude | These Are The Breaks
Act 1 playlists and album profiles
ACT 2 | 2000-06 | Experimentation b/w Evolution
Track 3 | Madlib & Jay Dee: Only haters holler they can’t feel us
Interlude | All That Scratching…
Track 4 | Fantastic Damage
Track 5 | Welcome 2 Detroit
Track 6 | From L.A With Love
Interlude | Another Batch…
Track 7 | Ghetto Blaster
Track 8 | Around The World
Interlude | Bedroom b/w Basement
Act 2 playlist and album profiles
ACT 3 | 2006-10s | The Producer As Artist
Track 9 | A Place For Friends … A Legend Is Gone
Interlude | Man vs Machine
Track 10 | Beat Dimensions
Track 11 | Connections, Continuums, Confluence
Interlude | Shades Of Producer
Track 12 | Wot U Call It? From Aesthetic To Scene
Interlude | Tubby’s Shadow
Track 13 | A New World Order
Interlude | Where Are The Women?
Act 3 playlist and album profiles
Outro | Cycles