The Beat Game: The Truth About Hip-Hop Music Production was written by Darrell “Digga” Branch. Digga’s rise to prominence is a direct result of his ability to produce hits for artists such as 50 Cent, Cam-Ron, Ghostface, Busta Rhymes, Jennifer Lopez, Camp Lo and Jay-Z. Over the years, Digga has certainly learned a lesson or two about the music business as a music producer. He’s subsequently parlayed these #producerLIFE lessons into a career as an author, educator and entrepreneur.

beatgameIn the book, “The Beat Game”, Digga addresses topics as wide-ranging as “What is hip-hop production?” to the “Key Factors in Choosing a Lawyer”. Although Digga also takes time to explain sampling and chopping in terms of hip-hop production, “The Beat Game” is not so much of a “producer’s how to” book as much as it is a book about the business of being a music producer in the rap game. This is the reason this book landed on the BBoyTechReport Book Club list. It teaches beat makers how to brand themselves and how to make a living as a beat maker.

When I was coming up there were a few books that many in the business recommended. I believe the most common was “This Business of Music” which gave the nuts and bolts of the music business. It covered everything from publishing and management to royalties and recording contract intricacies. Well, “The Beat Game: The Truth About Hip-Hop Music Production” is today’s “This Business of Music” for the beat maker with a focused hip hop perspective.

“The Beat Game: The Truth About Hip-Hop Music Production” is available in eBook, Kindle and Paper Back formats from Digga’s website and

About the book…

In the Beat Game, Grammy Nominated music producer Darrell “Digga” Branch shows Hip Hop beat makers and producers how to play in the high-paced game called the music business: Branch draws on his own personal experiences, successes and failures, as well as interviews with his well-known professional peers in the music industry, to provide a comprehensive guide to the legal, financial and creative aspects of the Hip Hop music game. Branch examines the roles of each member of a beat maker and producers winning team such as attorneys, managers, accountants, and friends.

This book teaches winning strategies to build character, develop inspiration and motivation to help bring out the best when it matters the most. If you’re a beat maker, producer or anyone who wants to make a living from Hip Hop music, The Beat Game is a must read!


ISBN-13: 9781467975063
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2014
Pages: 246
Go to to purchase  “The Beat Game: The Truth About Hip-Hop Music Production”

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