It’s easy to view successful musicians as larger than life figures, captivating crowds before disappearing into their mansions to sip champagne. Of course, when you peel back the curtain, you see the hours of blood, sweat, and tears that go into becoming that icon. Back to the Lab: Hip Hop Home Studios takes you inside the homes where the magic happens so you can see a collection of artists in their natural environments. Producers and DJs from around the world are profiled with their gear strewn about their home. Raph Rashid does a fantastic job capturing the hustle in the photographs in this book, allowing you to garner a respect for the craft of music making. Keep a copy on the shelf next to your Roland TR-808.