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Can't stop, won't stop

a history of the hip-hop generation

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This edition was published in by St. Martin's Press in New York.

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546 pages

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 style. 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. Here is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.

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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.

Can't stop, won't stop

a history of the hip-hop generation

1st ed.

This edition was published in by St. Martin's Press in New York.


Edition Description

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 style. 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. Here is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
306.4/84249/0973
Library of Congress
ML3531 .C5 2005, ML3531.C5 2005

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24745333M
Internet Archive
cantstopwontstop00chan
ISBN 10
031230143X
ISBN 13
9780312301439
LC Control Number
2004056656
OCLC/WorldCat
56192279

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