Can’t Stop Won’t Stop : A History of the Hip-Hop Generation By Jeff Chang
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang
A book by Jeff Chang chronicling the early hip hop scene.
Based on more than a decade of original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, activists, graffiti writers, gang members and other members of the hip-hop generation. The book features portraits of DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, among others. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop is the important, indelible story of a generation coming of age at the end of a century.
Won an American Book Award in 2005
On Metacritic, the book received an aggregate score of 81/100 from twelve reviews—indicating "universal acclaim"
LA Weekly praised the book as being "extensively researched and meticulously written"
The New Yorker described it as "one of the most urgent and passionate histories of popular music ever written"