Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

by Jeff Chang, DJ Kool Herc
     
 

ISBN-10: 031230143X

ISBN-13: 9780312301439

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312301439
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Loop 1Babylon is burning : 1968-1977
1Necropolis : the Bronx and the politics of abandonment7
2Sipple out deh : Jamaica's roots generation and the cultural turn21
3Blood and fire, with occasional music : the gangs of the Bronx41
4Making a name : how D. J. Kool Herc lost his accent and started hip-hop67
Loop 2Planet rock : 1975-1986
5Soul salvation : the mystery and faith of Afrika Bambaataa89
6Furious styles : the evolution of style in the seven-mile world109
7The world is ours : the survival and transformation of Bronx style127
8Zulus on a time bomb : hip-hop meets the rockers downtown141
91982 : rapture in Reagan's America167
10End of innocence : the fall of the old school189
Loop 3The message : 1984-1992
11Things fall apart : the rise of the post-civil rights era215
12What we got to say : black suburbia, segregation and utopia in the late 1980s231
13Follow for now : the question of post-civil rights black leadership263
14The culture assassins : geography, generation and gangsta rap299
15The real enemy : the cultural riot of Ice Cube's Death certificate331
Loop 4Stakes is high : 1992-2001
16Gonna work it out : peace and rebellion in Los Angeles357
17All in the same gang : the war on youth and the quest for unity381
18Becoming the hip-hop generation : the source, the industry and the big crossover407
19New world order : globalization, containment and counterculture at the end of the century437
AppWords, images and sounds : a selected resource guide469

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