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Author Chang, Jeff.

Title Can't stop, won't stop : a history of the hip-hop generation / Jeff Chang ; introduction by DJ Kool Herc.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.484249 C362c 2005    ---  Available
 PHS Non-Fiction  782.4216 Chang    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 546 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index.
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.
Summary Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. 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.
Subject Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Music -- Social aspects.
ISBN 031230143X
Standard No. 9780312301439

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