Can t Stop Won t Stop
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Can t Stop Won t Stop


  • Author : Jeff Chang
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 1429902698


Can t Stop Won t Stop Book Description :

Can't Stop Won't 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 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.

Can t Stop Won t Stop

Can t Stop Won t Stop


  • Author : Keith Brooks
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 1725523760


Can t Stop Won t Stop Book Description :

Keith "Chaos Loc" Brooks is the true meaning of what it means to be a gangster. He tells his story through his eyes without sugarcoating a single sentence. His life didn't start out normal like most so adopting to the nature of the brutal streets was natural. He has lived most of his life behind high security prison walls and the rest of the time in some of America's most deadly streets. He has battled with some rival gangs and with traders but never stopped. Court case after court case and he remains strong physically and mentally. The system will never break him although most will fold. As of now he is behind prison walls from acts of his violent past and added time for his conduct. But although he is playing the cards he was dealt, Keith find ways to be free through his music, reading, working out daily, and writing. Travel through the mind of a gangster and try to understand the life of one of societies worst nightmares.

Can t Stop Won t Stop  Young Adult Edition

Can t Stop Won t Stop Young Adult Edition


  • Author : Jeff Chang
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1250790514


Can t Stop Won t Stop Young Adult Edition Book Description :

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.

Won t Stop

Won t Stop


  • Author : Clifford "Spud" Johnson
  • Publisher : Urban Books
  • Release Date : 2018-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622866663


Won t Stop Book Description :

Hot Shot is at it again! Now that it's been revealed that he is an undercover FBI agent assigned to clean up as many urban cities as he can, Hot Shot and his trustworthy comrade Cotton take their skills to Oklahoma City to deal with some serious gangsters who run the drug trade. Nola wants no part of a relationship with Hot Shot after her family is incarcerated. He has never loved a woman they way he loves Nola, so dealing with that loss on top of the loss of his parents and little brother has Hot Shot on the verge of committing murder. He is determined to get his woman back at all costs, and the streets of Oklahoma City will run red if someone steps to him the wrong way. Oklahoma City is about to experience Hot Shot, the guy who's doing bad in order to do some good. Won't Stop is full of twists and turns that will keep you flipping pages to see just how far this hero with a mean streak will go.

Boston Noir   Boston Noir 2  The Complete Set

Boston Noir Boston Noir 2 The Complete Set


  • Author : Dennis Lehane
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Release Date : 2015-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617754340


Boston Noir Boston Noir 2 The Complete Set Book Description :

"Dennis Lehane advises us not to judge the genre by its Hollywood images of sharp men in fedoras lighting cigarettes for femmes fatales standing in the dark alleys…[Lehane] writes persuasively of the gentrification that has…left people feeling crushed." --New York Times, on Boston Noir "The contributor list is delightfully quirky...The collection's unifying element is a deep understanding of Boston's Byzantine worlds of race and class--as seen terrifyingly in Andre Dubus's tale of milltown resentment and pampered preppies." --Boston Globe, on Boston Noir 2: The Classics Boston Noir & Boston Noir 2: The Complete Set combines all twenty-five stories from best seller Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane, and its sequel, Boston Noir 2: The Classics, edited by Lehane, Mary Cotton, & Jaime Clarke; featuring Lehane's own "Animal Rescue," the basis for the motion picture The Drop, and twenty-four classic noir stories set throughout Boston.

Can t Stop Believing
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Can t Stop Believing


  • Author : Jodi Thomas
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101623381


Can t Stop Believing Book Description :

In New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas’s small town of Harmony, Texas, “there’s always something brewing" (Fallen Angel Reviews). Now, a generations-old feud is about to come to a head—and the stakes couldn’t be higher with two hearts on the line… Cord McDowell gave up his freedom at eighteen when he went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, ten years later, he’s about to give it up again for a piece of land. Nevada Britain, his neighbor, has just made him an offer he can’t refuse: If he’ll marry her, she’ll sign over a section of property that their families have been fighting over for a hundred years. Nevada refuses to explain why, but Cord knows the bargain is in his favor. He just has one condition—she has to sleep in his bed every night for as long as their doomed marriage lasts. Nevada only wants to maintain her family’s legacy—and redeem herself for a wrong she did Cord years ago. But as she spends more time with her husband of necessity, she discovers something unexpected—a love so deep it takes her breath away.

Race on the QT

Race on the QT


  • Author : Adilifu Nama
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292772366


Race on the QT Book Description :

Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.

Can t Stop

Can t Stop


  • Author : Clifford "Spud" Johnson
  • Publisher : Urban Books
  • Release Date : 2017-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622865598


Can t Stop Book Description :

One man will do everything in his power to take revenge... Jason Gaines, better known as Hot Shot, has just buried his mother, father, and little brother after a home invasion. Now the only thing on his mind is finding the people responsible and punishing them severely for taking all that he cared for in this world. Before he can take action, he has to get his money right, and that means turning up his hustle. So, it's off to Dallas, Texas to get money from the streets. He has the connects to give him everything from drugs to weapons. His hustle has to remain on point so he can then redirect his focus on finding the people who murdered his family. Texas is his first stop, but it damn sure won't be his last. He's on a mission, and he Can't Stop!

We Gon  Be Alright
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

We Gon Be Alright


  • Author : Jeff Chang
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250114792


We Gon Be Alright Book Description :

"THE SMARTEST BOOK OF THE YEAR" (THE WASHINGTON POST) In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang (Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. He argues that resegregation is the unexamined condition of our time, the undoing of which is key to moving the nation forward to racial justice and cultural equity.

Quiet
Score: 4
From 3,515 Ratings

Quiet


  • Author : Susan Cain
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2012-01-24
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307452207


Quiet Book Description :

The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content