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Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by [Chang, Jeff]
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Praise for "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation" "Flow without the ego, intellectualism without Ivory Tower disdain, and, finally, history with heart and passion and fire: Jeff Chang's "Can't Stop Won't Stop" manages to go from wide-lens overview to pinpoint accuracy in covering the biggest cultural-political movement of our time. A true accomplishment."- Farai Chideya, author of "Trust" and "The Color of Our Future" "Jeff Chang is a master alchemist, spinning narrative gold from a weave of sociology, history, political theory, and old fashioned boom-bap. . ."Can't Stop Won't Stop" is one of the best books yet written on the shifting, tumultuous history of hip-hop culture and the generation of adherents it spat onto the American and global landscape. It is a tour-de-force."- Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, author of "Gunshots In My Cook-Up: Bits of Hip-Hop Caribbean Life" "An exuberant and revelatory history of the inner-city cultural revolution that still rocks the world. Jeff Chang is hip-hop's John Reed."- Mike Davis, author of "City of Quartz" and "Planet of Slums" "One of our most insightful commentators on urban music takes a panoramic survey of hip-hop's entirety. . .Authoritative, incisive, and entertaining, "Can't Stop Won't Stop" is a massive achievement."- Simon Reynolds, author of "Rip It Up And Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84 "and "Generation Ecstasy" "Don't be misled; this is not just another rap book. . .inflammatory, illuminating, and anything but myopic, the scope of Chang's work is awe-inspiring."- DJ Shadow, hip-hop artist, Endtroducing and The Private Press "This book belongs on your shelf next to Criminal Minded, Illmatic and All Eyez On Me."- William Jelani Cobb, Ph.D, author of "To The Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic" "Orale pues-"Can't Stop Won't Stop" draws from the fire, verve, rage, injustices, pains, victories, and creativity of a whole generation of marginalized, forgotten, pissed-on and pissed-off youth."- Luis J. Rodriguez, author of "Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in LA" and "Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times" "Jeff Chang backspins the uninterrogated truisms that plague so much hip hop scholarship. . ."Can't Stop Won't Stop" is a fluid, incisive analysis built from the ground up, with plenty of funky breakdowns."- Adam Mansbach, author of "Angry White Boy" and "Shackling Water" "Has any scholar ever loved hip hop so well-and taken it as seriously-as Jeff Chang does in "Can't Stop Won't Stop"?"- Bill Adler, author of "Tougher Than Leather" "From the intellectual roots of Black cultural and political movements to the emergence of hip-hop activism, "Can't Stop Won't Stop" is the most comprehensive book out on hip-hop."- Henry Chalfant, co-producer Style Wars, co-author of "Subway Art" and "Spraycan Art" ""Can't Stop Won't Stop" brings us so much closer to fully understanding the complexities that inspired the Hip-Hop Generation."- Mark Anthony Neal, author of "Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation" "Jeff Chang has created a new rhythm in hip-hop writing. A must-read and an instant classic."- B+ (Brian Cross), photographer, producer/director of Keepintime, and author of "It's Not About A Salary"

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From the streets of the Bronx to the hills of Ghana, this is the definitive history of hip-hop - now in mass market paperback

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2889 KB
  • Print Length: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital; New Ed edition (31 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WOE6SM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #204,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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