Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Hustle
Rick Rubin, Chris Lightly, too many to name
Too many stories to choose from
I could listen to it all day
Great story and performance.
Absolutely. I read 30-40 books a year, primarly in business, finance, and self help.The narrator was great! It was well written. The author tied stories and characters together flawlessly!
Too many to name. But Dan Charnas was so thorough. As someone who was in the music industry for a few years and who is approximately the same age as hip hop, I couldn't stop listening!
He was great! I could picture everthing like a movie.
Yes, if it was practicle. It was definitely the longest audiobook I ever listened to, but it could have been longer.
I am going to buy the book to go in my library,
This book was awesome. I knew pretty much nothing about the history of hip hop as a genre when I started and I learned so much. I really, really enjoyed it.
It's definitely long. And there are times when there's a bit too much detail about certain aspects of the industry (I definitely got bored when they started talking about hip hop artists getting sponsorship from different kinds of flavored water), but it was really excellent overall.
I especially enjoyed the sections about the early history of R&B, DJs, and the disco scene and how that connected with the rise of hip hop.
Coming from a person who has watched (and listened) to the culture grow, it was fascinating to hear how all the little bits and pieces that I picked up over the years were related one way or another. Having grown up in New York during the period that most of the book takes place, it explains HOW events in Hip Hop came to be.
This book covers ALOT of players in the industry. It is hard to pick a favorite. I did find Rick Rubin's story to be very interesting.
His voice and style were perfect for this story. His normal speech is comfortable to listen to and he also sprinkles in authentic slang when appropriate. You get the feeling that Kevin is familiar with the events in the book by the way he reads. On a funny note, he pronounces the rapper's name Treach as Treech. Based on Kevin's reading of this book I have searched for other books that he has done.
Yes. Hearing the story of what happened to DJ Scott La Rock. Being a fan it was common knowledge back then what happened to him but I did not know the particulars.
Great book. Great performance. If you were of music listening age in the late 70's and are a fan you will gain great insight as to how each little progression came to be. And for all fans of Hip Hop, you will get accurate information on what occured to bring this music to the dominance it now enjoys.
The narrator brings the hip-hop feel to the book. Rapping old hooks and recreating the quotes in an authentic accent.