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Author: D.J. Kool Herc,Jeff Chang
ISBN: 0312425791
Language: English
Pages: 546 pages
Category: Music
Publisher: Picador; First edition (December 27, 2005)
Rating: 4.3
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Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into . A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. Introduction by DJ Kool Herc. St. Martin’s Press New York.

Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created. Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement.

Can't Stop Won't Stop ranks among the best. Jeff Chang covers the music-from its Jamaican roots in the late 1960s to its birth in the Bronx; its eventual explosion from underground to the American mainstream-with style, including DJs, MCs, b-boys, graffiti art, Black Nationalism, groundbreaking singles and albums, and the street parties that gave rise to a genuine movement. Chang shows how hip-hop arose in the rubble of the Bronx in the 1970s, when youth unemployment hit 60%-80%; traces the music through the black-Jewish racial conflicts of 1980s New York to the West Coast scene and the . riots; and follows it to the Kristal-soaked, bling-encrusted corporate rap of today.

Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation is a book by Jeff Chang chronicling the early hip hop scene. The book features portraits of DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, among others, and is based on numerous interviews with graffiti artists, gang members, DJs, rappers, and hip hop activists. DJ Kool Herc wrote the introduction.

Can't Stop Won't Stop book. Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.

Excerpt from Chapter 4 Making a Name: How DJ Kool Herc Lost His Accent And Started Hip-Hop (Can't Stop Won't Stop) Lyrics. About Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation Q&A. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.

Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index

Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index. Introduction, by DJ Kool Herc - Prelude - Necropolis : the Bronx and the politics of abandonment - Sipple out deh : Jamaica's roots generation and the cultural turn - Blood and fire, with occasional music : the gangs of the Bronx - Making a name : how DJ Kool Herc lost his accent and started hip-hop - Soul

How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon? Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on. .Stretching from the early 70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history of hip-hop

How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon? Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on hip-hop to date. He introduces the major players who came up with the ideas that form the basic elements of the culture. Stretching from the early 70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history of hip-hop. It will be essential reading for all DJs, B-Boys, MCs and anyone with an interest in American history. Thank you Jeff Chang! By Thriftbooks. com User, April 27, 2005

Can't Stop Won't Stop ranks among the best. com User, April 27, 2005. I picked up this book expecting another (yawn) re-telling of the history of hip-hop - you know the one - Kool Herc plays two records at the same time in the South Bronx and then Tupac and Biggie get shot! What I found, thankfully, is a well informed and well written book by someone who really loves and understands hip-hop, and realizes it's importance as, among other things, a youth movement and political force.

Enter Hip-hop journalist Jeff Chang’s 2005 book Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation .

Enter Hip-hop journalist Jeff Chang’s 2005 book Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, and finally that conversation feels much more refreshed and diversified. Even more than connecting the artistic and cultural dots of people throughout hip-hop’s history, Chang draws the reader into considering the deepest political motivations and actions of both those a part of and against hip-hop throughout modern history. Chang’s telling of this history is the most fascinating of all, opting for a telling from the bottom, instead of the academic vantage point to which so many other hip-hop scholars fall victim.

Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.

Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style.

Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60's into the new millennium.

Comments (7)
Shaktiktilar
I'm reading several things on hip hop lately for a class. This book is well written, but I'm not convinced of some of his premises--for instance, I have trouble seeing the connection between reggae and hip hop. It is a very good review of early hip hop and the conditions that promoted the development of South Bronx and local hip hop culture
Tantil
There are some interesting nuggets about hip-hop history in this book, but you must sift through literally hundreds of pages of extraneous information. It is a difficult read; if you are able to get through it without looking up any words then congratulations, but it takes a lot of reading to get into pockets of good information about actual hip-hop. Most of the book is about the social aspects of hip-hop as opposed to, say, how Death Row was formed, or how Run-DMC met, or anything along those lines. It is a great crash course in post-civil rights era black America, but if you're purely interested in hip-hop history than it can be a pretty brutal read at times.
greed style
Excellent book that also includes the political climate of the 80's. A must have for any TRUE Hip Hop history head!!!!!!!!
Forcestalker
A classic in the field. Takes the reader up until 2001. Excellent writing from a lover of Hip-Hop culture and its people.
Vizuru
thanks
Just_paw
Need this for class.
Tegore
Classic read by Jeff Chang that every hip hop fan need in his library. This is a great book to give as a gift as well
Received a good quality book! I needed to read this for my class so it really came in handy.