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

Author/Creator:
Chang, Jeff, author.
Publication:
New York : Picador : St. Martin's Press, [2005]
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 546 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Edition:
[1st Picador ed.]
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Other Title:
History of the hip-hop generation
Subjects:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Hip-hop -- History and criticism.
Music -- Social aspects.
Hip-hop -- Social aspects.
Hip-hop.
Rap (Music).
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index.
American Book Awards, Winner, 2005
ISBN:
0312425791
9780312425791
031230143X
9780312301439
OCLC:
62860625
Publisher Number:
99809627694
9780312301439
99983029014