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Cant Stop Wont Stop a History of the Hip Hop Generation

Cant Stop Wont Stop a History of the Hip Hop Generation

Author: Chang Jeff
$31.95(AUD)  inc GST

Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop has been a generation-defining global movement. In a post-civil rights era rapidly transformed by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop gave voiceless youths a chance to address these seismic changes, and became a job-making engine and the Esperanto of youth rebellion. Hip-hop crystallized a multiracial generation's worldview, and forever transformed politics and culture. But the epic story of how that happened has never been fully told . . . until now.

"His scope is operatic, sprawling, and concerns itself with the people, places, and politics that drove hip-hop from its infancy. . . . It is essentially a people's history . . . perhaps Jeff Chang is hip-hop America's Howard Zinn."--"" "The birth of hip-hop out of the ruin of the South Bronx is a story that has been told many times, but never with the cinematic scope and the analytic force that Jeff Chang brings to it. . . . This is one of the most urgent and passionate histories of popular music ever written.""--The New Yorker" "When Hip-Hop 101 becomes a requirement, Jeff Chang's history of the turmoil that begat this beloved culture will be the go-to textbook."--"Vibe "magazine "The most important new genre of the last quarter century finally has a sweeping historical overview as powerful as the music with "Can't Stop Won't Stop" . . . the best-argued, most thoroughly researched case for hip-hop as a complete and truly American culture.""--Chicago Sun-Times" "Chang tells these stories beautifully . . . provocative.""--The New York Times Book Review" "Jeff Chang's new and necessary book . . . delivers a vivid account of the last third of the American twentieth century. . . . The book is as much a cultural history as a music history."--"The Atlanta Journal-Constitution""
""This is a book that should be on the shelves of every high school and college library, an engaging and entertaining full-blown excursion into American inner-city culture's rapid proliferation into every nook and cranny of culture at large."--"Los Angeles Weekly"
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General Fields

  • : 9780312425791
  • : Picador USA
  • : Picador USA
  • : February 2006
  • : 213mm X 147mm X 24mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : P
  • : 546
  • : Chang Jeff