Tune in on Thursday, May 5th @ 12pm (noon) to hear DJ Nickel Hardaway in conversation with author, Dan Charnas, ahead of his appearance at this year’s Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley this Saturday. Together, they will discuss Charnas’ New York Times bestseller, Dilla Time.
Dan Charnas spent four years researching and reporting Dilla Time. An outgrowth of a course on J Dilla he developed at NYU in 2017, the book’s roots go back to Charnas’s time in the record business, when he traveled to Detroit in 1999 to work with the producer then known as Jay Dee. Charnas wrote the definitive history of the hip-hop business, The Big Payback. He is also the author of Work Clean, a book that deconstructs chefs’ organization techniques. The co-creator and executive producer of the VH1 movie and TV series The Breaks, he lives in Manhattan and teaches at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
See Dan Charnas speak with Adam Mansbach this Saturday, May 7th @ 11AM at Berkeley Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley.
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