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Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-hop Generation

by Jeff Chang D. J. Kool Herc

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. Jeff Chang has been a hip-hop journalist for more than a decade and has written for The San Francisco Bay Guardian,The Village Voice,Vibe,The Nation,URB,Rap Pages,Spin, and Mother Jones. He was a founding editor of Colorlines Magazine, senior editor at Russell Simmons's www.360hiphop.com, and co-founder of the influential hip-hop label SoleSides, now Quannum Projects.

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