From Boom Bap to Trap: Hip-Hop's Greatest Producers

Created by Hamilcar Publications

There has never been a book like this. Written and illustrated by noted hip-hop journalist Riley Wallace, From Boom Bap to Trap: Hip-Hop's Greatest Producers is a groundbreaking compendium that not only digs deep into the stories and catalogs of icons like Pete Rock, RZA, Dr. Dre, and DJ Premier, but also features highly influential beatmakers who have been slept on—sometimes criminally (Easy Mo Bee, Daz, Paul C, and Johnny “J," for example.) This book contains superb bios, brilliant lists of critical beats, punchy liner notes, and stunning artwork that finally do justice to the artists who have given hip-hop its backbone from the early ’90s to the present day. Ultimately, From Boom Bap to Trap is a nostalgia bomb, a conversation piece, a must-own work of art for real heads made by a real head. Lovingly curated, it’s an essential resource that will satisfy the hunger of both new fans and hard-core hip-hop junkies for years to come.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Playing Cards Survey Ranking Coming This Week!
30 days ago – Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 09:32:55 AM

Hi All,

We are sending out a survey to those that backed the Playing Cards later this week. The survey will ask you to rank the 52 producers in the deck of cards to help us decide "who beats who."

I just sent personal emails to those of you who still have not completed your address surveys in order to try again to make sure that the contact details are correct.

For anyone who has not backed the cards but would like to jump in on that, here is a way to do that:

We are on schedule to have these delivered before the holidays. Again, we can't make an absolute promise - something could always happen at the printers.

Again, thank you all for your support!

Best, Andy

First Rewards Shipping!
about 1 month ago – Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 06:06:13 AM

Hi All,

For the people who ordered Bundini: Don't Believe The Hype (and gave us their addresses) the packages will be on their way this week and should arrive within 10 days.

If you feel you missed out and want to order Bundini directly, there are a couple of ways to order (other than Amazon; although it's there).

If you're on Instagram, definitely check out what Riley has been posting while he's been digging deep researching for the book - @rileywallace. It's amazing!

Thanks again for your support!

From Boom Bap to Trap is still on track for June shipping.

Best, Andy

Need email addresses for some people
about 2 months ago – Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 04:06:46 PM

Hello Backers,

The mailing address survey via Backerkit was sent a few weeks ago.

66 people still need to fill it out.

I think that some people put in email addresses that are not delivering.

If you have not received the survey, could you email me at andy@hamilcarpubs.com?

Best, Andy

Keep an eye out for address survey
3 months ago – Thu, Jul 08, 2021 at 11:32:52 AM

Hi All,

Address collection surveys are going out today!

Please make sure to check your junk folders just in case.

We are using a service called Backerkit, so the email will come from there.

Don't worry, you will be able to change your shipping address before Rewards are shipped.

Some Rewards are going out sooner than others, including our book Bundini in just a couple of weeks.

Beatboxing will also be going out in the beginning of October, and the Playing Cards are on track to get to you by the first week of December.

Digital Rewards will come as we get them ready (Beats by J57, Digital Poster: DMX and His Producers, and Digital Poster: Hip-Hop's Greatest Producers). The files will be large, so we will be providing a download link for those.

The address collection survey will include a way for you to add any items you may have wished you had backed originally, as well as a way to upgrade your level if you'd like (e.g. from Paperback to Hardcover, from Paperback/Hardcover to Collectors Edition, etc.).

For those of you who generously added additional funds beyond the cost of your Rewards, the Backerkit process will show that you have a credit in your shopping cart as you move to confirm your shipping address. Feel free to use the credit towards additional items, or you can leave it in the Tip Jar you will see.

We now have a way to continue to offer preorders up until we lock in the final print runs!

Please tell your friends to visit this page to continue to get in on a very special project!

Best,  Andy


p.s.  The short documentary that we had made, BUNDINI, has been accepted to a number of short film festivals this season, including the prestigious Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival in August! 

We know that most of you will not be able to attend the various film festivals, and the documentary has been available on YouTube since July, 2020, so please feel free to check it out here.

Shipping Surveys Coming Soon!
3 months ago – Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 10:45:01 AM

Hi All,

We will be sending out surveys soon to collect shipping addresses. Don't worry, you will be able to change your shipping address before books are shipped!

For those of you who ordered Bundini: Don't Believe The Hype we will be able to start shipping those as soon as we collect addresses.

The survey will include a way for you to add any items you may have wished you had backed originally (including Bundini which will ship as soon as we have your address, as mentioned above), as well as a way to upgrade your level if you'd like (e.g. from Paperback to Hardcover, from Paperback/Hardcover to Collectors Edition, etc.).

There will also be a store put up for people to continue to pre-order select items. We have had a lot of requests for that! We will include that link in an update soon.

Thank you again for your support!

Best, Andy