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The Big Payback

The History of the Business of Hip-hop
Charnas, Dan (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, "The Big Payback" tallies the list of who lost and who won along the 40-year road to hip-hop's dominance.
Authors: Charnas, Dan
Title: The big payback
the history of the business of hip-hop
Publisher: New York : New American Library, c2010
Characteristics: xii, 660 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Dan Charnas
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Number runners. Uptown ; Downtown
Genius of rap. Disco inferno ; Kings from queens
The beat box. High ; Low
Hip-hop nation. West side ; East side
Where hip-hop lives. Color lines ; Street knowledge
Cops & rappers. Truth ; Consequences
Keeping it real. Credibility ; Equity
An American dream. Building ; Selling
Epilogue: Harlem, November 4, 2008
Summary: On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, "The Big Payback" tallies the list of who lost and who won along the 40-year road to hip-hop's dominance.
ISBN: 0451229290
9780451229298
9780451234780
Branch Call Number: 306.484249 C483b 2010
Subject Headings: Music trade Sound recording industry Hip-hop Social aspects Hip-hop Rap (Music) Social aspects
Topical Term: Music trade
Sound recording industry
Hip-hop
Hip-hop
Rap (Music)
LCCN: 2010016062
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On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, "The Big Payback" tallies the list of who lost and who won along the 40-year road to hip-hop's dominance.


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Apr 29, 2011
  • nutty7688 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book, its about Hip-Hop and the the business of working in this musical industry. Boy am I telling my age, but majority of them I remember from way back when. The author did a wonderful job of not confusing the reader with an abundance of characters.

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