Can't Stop Won't Stop

  • by Jeff Chang
  • Narrated by Mirron Willis
  • 19 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 '60s into the new millennium. Here 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.

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Narration gets better

The narration for the 1st hour or so is horrible, but thankfully it gets better. The substance of the book is great.
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- Kathy

Great book!

He really did a wonderful job detailing the cultural and social history for each generation. I would love a book from him sometime in the future on today's generation.

I bought the audio book version also but the narrator wasn't good. It felt like it was his first time reading the book and everything sounded like a promo.
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- Andrew Gilman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio