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Can't stop won't stop : a hip-hop history

Chang, Jeff (author.). Davey D, 1970- (author.). DJ Kool Herc, (writer of introduction.).

Summary: "The American Book Award winner, now completely adapted for a young adult audience! From award-winning author Jeff Chang, Can't Stop Won't Stop is the story of hip-hop, a generation-defining movement and the music that transformed American politics and culture forever. Hip hop is one of the most dominant and influential cultures in America, giving new voice to the younger generation. It defines a generation's worldview. Exploring hip hop's beginnings up to the present day, Jeff Chang and Dave "Davey D" Cook provide a provocative look into the new world that the hip hop generation has created. Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip hop's forebears, founders, mavericks, and present day icons, this book chronicles the epic events, ideas and the music that marked the hip hop generation's rise"--

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  • ISBN: 9781250790514
  • ISBN: 1250790514
  • ISBN: 9781250198556
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 338 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Wednesday Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a reader's guide with questions.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: A note from the authors -- Introduction by DJ Kool Herc -- Loop 1: 1969-1982. Babylon is burning ; How DJ Kool Herc lost his accent ; Getting it together ; Wild styles ; Hip-hop is dead ; Zulus meet the punk rockers downtown -- Loop 2: 1983-1990. The big crossover ; Coast to coast ; What we got to say ; All about reality -- Loop 3: 1991-1997. City on fire ; New wars ; Ladies first ; Keeping it real ; Tupac and Biggie -- Loop 4: 1998-2020. New queens & kings ; The great white hope ; All around the world ; Black lives matter.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18 Wednesday Books.
Subject: Rap (Music) History and criticism Juvenile literature
Hip-hop Juvenile literature
Rap (Music) Social aspects Juvenile literature
Rap (Music) History and criticism
Rap (Music) Social aspects
Rap (Music)
Rap (Music) Social aspects
Rap music Juvenile literature
Hip-hop Juvenile literature
Rap music
Rap music Social aspects
Genre: Young adult literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Young adult nonfiction.
Informational works.

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