Joe SchlossJoseph G. Schloss, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Black and Latino Studies and Sociology, City University of New York



Joseph Schloss is the author of Foundation: B-Boys, B-Girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop (Wesleyan University Press, 2004), which won the 2005 Book Prize from the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

He is also the co-author of Rock: Music, Culture and Business (Oxford University Press, 2012), with Christopher Waterman and Larry Starr.

His writing has appeared in music and culture magazines including URB, Vibe, The Seattle Weekly, The Flavor, and the anthologies Total Chaos and Classic Material.

His research interests include hip-hop culture, Afro-futurism, and historical interactions between African Americans and Jewish Americans.

He lives in Brooklyn.

The City University of New York