Wednesday 12 April 2017

The Big Payback: Hip-Hop's Business Bible

The book's opening line couldn't have set the stage better: "The man who invented American money lived and died in Harlem."

Thus begins The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, a 638-page tome by Dan Charnas that details the rise of rap music from the burned-out blocks of the South Bronx in the 1970s to the top of the international mainstream music world today. Tracking more than 30 years of hip-hop's history, the book gives readers a peek at the origins of all the major players in the genre today--and the pioneers on whose shoulders they stand.

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