THE SIDEBAR #13: DAN CHARNAS, AUTHOR OF “THE BIG PAYACK”

Dan Charnas wrote the incredible hip-hop history book, The Big Payback and given all the stories he collected, I thought it’d be fun to combine our summer songs theme with his wealth of anecdotes about the key artists behind some of hip-hop’s greatest summer anthems. What more you need – summer jams + hip-hop history = a good combination.


The Sidebar #13: Dan Charnas
 

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2 comments to THE SIDEBAR #13: DAN CHARNAS, AUTHOR OF “THE BIG PAYACK”

  • NZVZN

    Hey Oliver,

    I’d be interested in hearing your rebuttal, if you have one, of Charnas’s assertion that Cypress Hill and “How I Could Just Kill A Man” were the beginning of the end to the golden age of Hip Hop. The start of nihilistic lyrics and a-political content. It was a startling comment, and his use of the words Hollywood and Hipster when referring to ’91 era Cypress Hill were things I’ve never heard in the 20 years since their debut.

    Great episode. Hopefully Charnas will be a return guest.

  • Charles Thomas

    O-Dub — Fantastic. Simply fantastic.

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