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Can't stop, won't stop : a history of the hip-hop generation

Author: Jeff Chang
Publisher: New York : Picador : St. Martin's Press, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st Picador ed.View all editions and formats
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A history of hip-hop cites its origins in the post-civil rights Bronx and Jamaica, drawing on interviews with performers, activists, gang members, DJs, and others to document how the movement has influenced politics and culture.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Chang
ISBN: 0312425791 9780312425791 031230143X 9780312301439
OCLC Number: 62860625
Description: xiii, 546 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / by DJ Kool Herc --
Prelude --
Loop 1: Babylon is burning, 1968-1977. 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 --
Loop 2: Planet rock, 1975-1986. Soul salvation : the mystery and faith of Afrika Bambaataa ; Furious styles : the evolution of style in the seven-mile world ; The world is ours : the survival and transformation of Bronx style ; Zulus on a time bomb : hip-hop meets the rockers downtown ; 1982 : rapture in Reagan's America ; End of innocence : the fall of the old school --
Loop 3: The message, 1984-1992. Things fall apart : the rise of the post-civil rights era ; What we got to say : black suburbia, segregation and utopia in the late 1980s ; Follow for now : the question of post-civil rights black leadership ; The culture assassins : geography, generation and gangsta rap ; The real enemy : the cultural riot of Ice Cube's Death certificate --
Loop 4: Stakes is high, 1992-2001. Gonna work it out : peace and rebellion in Los Angeles ; All in the same gang : the war on youth and the quest for unity ; Becoming the hip-hop generation : The source, the industry, and the big crossover ; New world order : globalization, containment and counterculture at the end of the century --
Appendix: Words, images and sounds: a selected resource guide.
Other Titles: History of the hip-hop generation
Responsibility: Jeff Chang ; introduction by DJ Kool Herc.

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One of Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years "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 Read more...

 
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