28 May 2011

Access All Areas: Dan Charnas - The Business of Hip-hop

From Access All Areas, 11:55 pm on 28 May 2011

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Dan Charnas has been around hip-hop for decades, as a writer for The Source magazine as well as an employee for Rick Rubin's Def American label. He recently published his first book 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop'. It is a classic American story about a business that requires 'the soul of a poet and the instincts of a killer'. But the book is not only about the business of hip-hop. It is equally about how hip-hop changed America. Trevor Reekie talks to author Dan Charnas.