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Author Charnas, Dan.
Title The big payback : the history of the business of hip-hop / Dan Charnas.
Published New York, N.Y. : New American Library, c2010.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML3918.R37 C52 2010    DUE 02-28-18
Description xii, 660 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note 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.
Subject Rap (Music) -- Social aspects.
Hip-hop -- Social aspects.
Sound recording industry.
Music trade.
ISBN 9780451229298
9780451234780 (pbk.)
0451234782 (pbk.)
OCLC number 426803687