Dan Charnas

Dan performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining’s return to Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on February 8, 2022, speaking on the evening’s theme, “A Rose by Another Name.”

Dan Charnas is the author of the definitive history of the hip-hop business, The Big Payback. He is also the author of Work Clean, a book that applies chefs’ techniques to almost any life situation. The co-creator and executive producer of the VH1 movie and TV series The Breaks, he lives in Manhattan and is an associate professor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm is his new book. 

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