Hip Hop History

The rap world was left shocked and saddened when news broke about the death of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, one-half of the rap duo Kris Kross, late last night. Despite his short, yet pivotal success in the early ’90s, there’s surprisingly very little known about the man we used to refer to as Mac Daddy. […]

In this exclusive video premiere on TheUrbanDaily, Dan Charnas, author of the epic new book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, talks about one very interesting event in Jay-Z’s breakup with Dame Dash that you won’t read in Jay-Z’s new bestseller, Decoded. Check out the video below: Dan Charnas, author of […]

In this exclusive video premiere on TheUrbanDaily, Dan Charnas, author of the epic new book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, discusses a very controversial story within it.

In this exclusive video premiere on TheUrbanDaily, Dan Charnas, author of the epic new book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, bursts a few widely-held myths about hip-hop. Myth #1: Suge Knight sprung Tupac from jail Myth #2: The Source was the first hip-hop magazine Myth #3: Kool Herc “invented” hip-hop […]