Can't Stop, Won't Stop
a history of the hip-hop generation
Loop 1: Babylon is burning, 1968-1977
Necropolis : the Bronx and the politics of abandonment
Sipple out deh : Jamaica's roots generation and the cultural turn
Blood and fire, with occasional music : the gangs of the Bronx
Making a name : how DJ Kool Herc lost his accent and started hip-hop
Loop 2: Planet rock, 1975-1986
Soul salvation : the mystery and faith of Afrika Bambaataa
Furious styles : the evolution of style in the seven-mile world
The world is ours : the survival and transformation of Bronx style
Zulus on a time bomb : hip-hop meets the rockers downtown
1982 : rapture in Reagan's America
End of innocence : the fall of the old school
Loop 3: The message, 1984-1992
Things fall apart : the rise of the post-civil rights era
What we got to say : black suburbia, segregation and utopia in the late 1980s
Follow for now : the question of post-civil rights black leadership
The culture assassins : geography, generation and gangsta rap
The real enemy : the cultural riot of Ice Cube's death certificate
Loop 4: Stakes is high, 1992-2001
Gonna work it out : peace and rebellion in Los Angeles
All in the same gang : the war on youth and the quest for unity
Becoming the hip-hop generation : the source, the industry, and the big crossover
New world order : globalization, containment and counterculture at the end of the century
Appendix: Words, images and sounds: a selected resource guide
From Library Staff
The definitive history of the culture known as Hip-Hop, Jeff Chang traces the foundations from Jamaica to the South Bronx. A fascinating account of its humble beginnings, a better history has yet to be written. Especially well done is the section on hip-hop's rise on the West Coast.
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