Cant Stop Wont Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff ChangCant Stop Wont Stop 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.
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 generations 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-hops forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Cant Stop Wont Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generations rise from the ashes of the 60s into the new millennium.
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History Of The Hip-Hop Generation
The re-emergence of gangs became a consequence of urban renewal ushered in by Robert Moses, the burnings, and financial downturn of the time. Those who could afford it moved out, but the majority lived on through the destruction of their homes and neighborhoods. Businesses were closing, people were losing their jobs. Nobody cared about the affected population of poor Hispanics and blacks. Then the slumlords stated burning buildings.
Not only did it shine light on the context and circumstances that helped bring Hip Hop to conception, it drew connections right off the bat. Start a dialogue with people. Talk about things going on in the neighborhood. That would be powerful. Yankees vs. The Dodgers were originally a Brooklyn owned team and were the first to break the baseball color line by hiring baseball legend Jackie Robinson in October himself Reggie Jackson.
This is the New York even if south Bronx has a lot of problems such as gang, drug, street fighting, young people don't know where they wanna live, poor school.
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This chapter shifts to Ice Cube, who splits from N. If you missed class or lost yours, here it is. Also, you can download my lecture slides for the 2 classes on Tupac as PDF files. He goes into more depth on KDAY radio than we could in class. Focus on the changing political conditions Chang describes as a backdrop for the music scene of the late s. Look for the following in Chang:.