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
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Can t Stop Won t Stop


  • Author : Jeff Chang
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-05-31
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446460108


Can t Stop Won t Stop Book Description :

Hip-hop is now a global multi-billion pound industry. It has spawned superstars all across the world. There have been tie-in clothing lines, TV stations, film companies, cosmetics lines. It even has its own sports, its own art style, its own dialect. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle. But where did hip-hop culture begin? Who created it? How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon? Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on hip-hop to date. He introduces the major players who came up with the ideas that form the basic elements of the culture. He describes how it all began with social upheavals in Jamaica, the Bronx, the Black Belt of Long Island and South Central LA. He not only provides a history of the music, but a fascinating insight into the social background of young black America. Stretching from the early 70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history of hip-hop. It will be essential reading for all DJs, B-Boys, MCs and anyone with an interest in American history.

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

Can t Stop Won t Stop


  • Author : Jeff Chang
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2005-02-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 031230143X


Can t Stop Won t Stop Book Description :

A history of hip-hop cites its origins in the post-civil rights Bronx and Jamaica, drawing on interviews with performers, activists, gang members, DJs, and others to document how the movement has influenced politics and culture. 50,000 first printing.

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.

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.

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.

Bad Things Can   t Stop The Best Things

Bad Things Can t Stop The Best Things


  • Author : Sandra Allen and Shannon Bond
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477171196


Bad Things Can t Stop The Best Things Book Description :

Bad Things Can ́t Stop the Best Things is a read-aloud story of hope and encouragement to children who have been abused. In simple words and engaging pictures, Bad Things Can ́t Stop the Best Things recognizes the plight of children who are caught in abuse and celebrates the heroic courage of these children to heal. The healing words in this book, although written for a child ́s understanding, speak into the hearts of adult survivors also. To be cherished, valued, understood and believed are no small things. Bad Things Can ́t Stop the Best Things speaks of HEROES (those who have been abused, girls or boys), TRICKSTERS (those who use tricks and lies to hurt a child) and RESCUERS (those who sense danger and are standing by to help). HEROES are children of promise. The HERO MESSAGE if one of hope, strength and restoration.

I Can t Stop Hiccuping

I Can t Stop Hiccuping


  • Author : Lauren Child
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-01-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101588024


I Can t Stop Hiccuping Book Description :

The day of the school concert, Lola and Lotta are practicing the song they're going to perform when Lola gets a bad case of the hiccups. Everyone tries to help her get rid of them, but nothing works. Will Lola be able to stop hiccuping in time for the show?

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.