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

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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.


  • Paperback :  546 pages 
  • Product Dimensions :  5.56 x 1.03 x 8.34 inches 
  • Publisher :  Picador; First Edition (December 27, 2005)