• The Big Payback

  • The History of the Business of Hip-Hop
  • By: Dan Charnas
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 27 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (255 ratings)

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The Big Payback

By: Dan Charnas
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
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Publisher's summary

An original journalist for The Source, Dan Charnas built a celebrated career in the rap industry. In The Big Payback, he chronicles the rise of the hip-hop culture and shows how it became so powerful in a matter of decades. Charnas also profiles many of the movers and shakers in this burgeoning cultural movement, offering unprecedented access to an industry that continues to shake the globe.

©2010 Dan Charnas (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic reviews

“Nuanced treatment of the impresarios behind signature sounds and recording empires, and brisk, dramatic vignettes, give this history of a leaderless revolution impressive momentum.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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