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

Author: Jeff Chang
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chang, Jeff.
Can't stop, won't stop.
(DLC) 2004056656
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Chang
ISBN: 9781429902694 1429902698
OCLC Number: 863507428
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 546 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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 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 --
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 --
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.
Responsibility: Jeff Chang ; introduction by DJ Kool Herc.
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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  Read more...


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