This book is well written, but I'm not convinced of some of his premises--for instance, I have trouble seeing the connection between reggae and hip hop.
Chang also examines art forms that arose alongside the music: the b-boys ("break dancers") with their James Brown-inspired, acrobatic battles and the graffiti artists, who practiced their defiant, "outlaw art" on the sides of subway trains and any other flat surface available.
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. Please try your request again later. Excellent writing from a lover of Hip-Hop culture and its people. Can't Stop Won't Stop is one of the best books yet written on the shifting, tumultuous history of hip-hop culture and the generation of adherents it spat onto the American and global landscape. Impressive in its scope, The birth of hip-hop out of the ruin of the South Bronx is a story that has been told many times, but never with the cinematic scope and the analytic force that Chang brings to it. Lets talk about race. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It is a very good review of early hip hop and the conditions that promoted the development of South Bronx and local hip hop culture Brilliant book! Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2017 They are pretty accurate and sum up the book well. Der geneigt Head, aber auch Neulinge, finden hier alles von den Anfängen bis zum heutigen Tag.This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. 30 Black leaders share their true and hopeful stories of being born Black in AmericaYou'll love this book because all creative people need to come to terms with their demons.
Please try your request again later. Chang proceeds to outline the development of the culture and the music we all know, using key events like the LA riots, and key figures like Afrika Bambaabata & Grandmaster Flash, to draw a straight line between the 1970s South Bronx and the whole wide world in the now. It met my expectations and exceeded them. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. Definitely a more journalistic writing versus academic, but that’s probably for the best. He doesn't attempt to "cordon-off" whole areas of hip-hop like a lot of people do when trying to give it some academic credibility, and he illustrates very clearly how the existing musical heritage of hip-hop was arrived at. It's very readable, and really illustrates just how much it's evolved (and even changed) over the years. Many good books have been written about the history of hip-hop music and the generation that nurtured it. Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. A must have for any TRUE Hip Hop history head!!!!!!!! Please try again The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop A must-read for hip hop heads who want to learn more about the early days of the genre.
Chang's balanced assessment of rap's controversial trappings neither condemns gang culture nor forgives its sins, but places gangs in the conditions that birthed them and illustrates their influence on street culture. Highly recommended! It is a difficult read; if you are able to get through it without looking up any words then congratulations, but it takes a lot of reading to get into pockets of good information about actual hip-hop. Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Thank you so much Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2014 The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop Please try again. 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, Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations
An awesome work, the only work worth reading on the subject! Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. This is a really good historical text. Needed for class and it’s a good eye opener to the REAL world we live it Most importantly, he documents stories that have been left unrecorded until now, with the oral histories of the gangs and artists. 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 … A classic in the field. Is a good read. The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-and Why It Matters Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. Brilliant book, teaches you a lot about the history & racism in America.. Also the beauty of music.. Really enjoyed it. The comprehensive run-down of the entire history of the movement starts in the South Bronx WAY before DJ Kool Herc, and gives us a little background information on just HOW neglected this part of New York had become under Reagan.