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Dan Charnas

Hip-Hop Music and Culture, From the Beginning

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marlynn Snyder

To research and report on the history of hip-hop is a huge undertaking. In Dan Charnas' exhaustively researched The Big Payback, he does exactly that.

Faith, The Big Payback, and a Conversation With 30 Seconds To Mars' Shannon Leto

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In The Big Payback, author Dan Charnas traces the genre's rich history from rap's street battles through MTV Raps and hip-hop's eventual conquering of the singles charts, forever influencing rockers and popsters along the way.