Can't stop won't stop

a history of the hip-hop generation

By Chang, Jeff

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

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ISBN
978-0-31230-143-9
Publisher
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2005

Adult/High School This isn't a musical history, but rather an urban social history. While learning about those who originated hip-hop, readers are informed of the social conditions that led to its creation in the Bronx and its expanding popularity. In the '70s, the borough was in the throes of an urban-development scheme that left it cut off from the rest of New York City by major highway construction, as illustrated by two small maps. With crushing poverty and little to do, teens turned to gangs, but also to house ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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