Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Publication Date: December 2010
In the mood for a great (long) New York read? Try “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop.” Dan Charnas, the author, chronicles the evolution of hip-hop and how it became a multi-billion dollar global industry. Want to know how the first major tours went down? Read the book. Want to know who got the short end of deals? Read the book. Want to know what Alexander Hamilton has to do with hip-hop? You get the point. Hip-hop is a global phenomenon but Charnas makes it clear that New York City continues to be center stage.This book will blow your mind, and in the process, potentially sprain your wrists.
Antonio Neves is an award-winning journalist, correspondent of the NBC produced MSN business show Cool Runnings, and author of Student Athlete 101. He is also the founder of THINQACTION, a consultancy that coaches exceptional Gen-Y-ers working in the media industry. Neves lives in Boerum Hill.