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

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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.

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"Jeff Chang has spent the last decade researching a vivid and fascinating book which should remain the definitive history for at least as long ... Finally, rap gets the definitive history it deserves" ( Q)

"Energetic and exhilarating ... There is a fearless sweep to this book. A distinct achievement" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Inflammatory, illuminating, and anything but myopic, the scope of Chang's work is awe-inspiring" (DJ Shadow)

" Can't Stop Won't Stop knows hip hop to be the most significant musical-cultural revolution since rock and roll and tells its story from the bottom up" ( Word)

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Has to rate as one of the most comprehensive studies of hip-hop history yet published

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From the streets of the Bronx to the hills of Ghana, there is no place unaffected by Hip-Hop culture, and this is the authoritative history of the form.

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