Like rap? Like to read? You don't even have to say yes to both to love Dan Charnas's book The Big Payback. Released in December to critical acclaim, The Big Payback is the story of rap's rise from rec room diversion to multi-billion dollar juggernaut. Dan gave Complex the Cliffs Notes version when the book dropped, and this weekend he's appearing at various bookstores around Los Angeles giving readings and talking rap. It's a fascinating book, we can't imagine they won't be a series of fascinating readings as well.

"The Big Payback Reunion"
Thursday, Feb 24, 9 p.m.
DJ Adam's AFEX
Crane's Hollywood Tavern
1611 North El Centro Ave.

"The People Who Fought for Hip-Hop: A Conversation With Dan Charnas"
Friday, Feb 25, 12:30 p.m.
The Grammy Museum
800 West Olympic Blvd.

Saturday, Feb 26, 5:00 p.m.
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.

"The Big Payback Live: How Hip-Hop Conquered Pop Radio"
Sunday, Feb 27
Experience Music Project's Pop Conference
Royce Hall, UCLA