This also happens almost immediately, not after hours of wear. The book is as much a cultural history as a music history. Having given a brilliant description of the hip-hop generation, charting its highs and lows, Chang resists the temptation to give a prescription as to what needs to happen for hip-hop to regain its radical essence. Authoritative, incisive, and entertaining, Can't Stop Won't Stop is a massive achievement. Hip-hop culture realigned itself and re-imagined its roots, representing itself now as a rap thing, a serious thing, a Black thing. It is essentially a people's history. I used a hydrating primer alone, a thick moisturizer alone and then both of those together and this still looked terrible on my skin.
It is essentially a people's history. 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. Most importantly, he documents stories that have been left unrecorded until now, with the oral histories of the gangs and artists. This might be good for people with perfectly normal skin with no fine lines or anything to cover. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style. Can't Stop Won't Stop 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. The mix of African-American, Puerto Rican and Caribbean youth cultures — strangely vitalised by poverty, awash with rebelliousness, heavily inspired by Black Power and Puerto Rican socialist movements, in this North American cultural capital that had given birth to swing, be-bop, disco, Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X — was explosive.
Jeff Chang is hip-hop's John Reed. Shakur claimed to have reformed in prison, joined the Republic of New Afrika movement, and wrote an acclaimed autobiography called Monster: The Autobiography of an L. This at least gives a hint as to how Chang sees hip-hop heads re-developing music as a weapon. The Black and brown youths formed gangs, first in self-defense, then sometimes for power, sometimes for kicks. I knew this might not work for me because it is a matte foundation and my skin is usually dry but I thought I could make it work with a hydrating primer.
Authoritative, incisive, and entertaining, Can't Stop Won't Stop is a massive achievement. 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. As somebody with acne and scarring nothing irritates me more than when something is marketed as full coverage and it ends up being the opposite. 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. He was a founding editor of Colorlines Magazine, senior editor at Russell Simmons's 360hiphop.
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. The Black Panthers, for example, had taken some important steps towards turning gangs away from the path of self-destruction and towards the path of revolution. Funding and support for radical music disappeared, and the big deals started going to those willing to promote misogyny and black-on-black violence. Chang describes one of the most crucial events that shaped the early hip-hop generation: the construction of the Cross-Bronx Expressway, between 1948 and 1972. The bottom row from left to right is my makeup at the end of the day and then my makeup in natural daylight. This is one of the most urgent and passionate histories of popular music ever written. The big players in the music industry still very much controlled by the old, rich, exclusively white corporates got the message loud and clear: hip-hop could be exploited for financial gain, but it was not to be a platform for radical politics.
Reaganomics — the set of anti-poor economic policies associated with the Reagan government — was in full effect, and social welfare budgets were being cut left, right and centre. The South Bronx was a place of rapid economic deterioration, having lost 600,000 manufacturing jobs in the late 60s and early 70s. Can't Stop Won't Stop is a fluid, incisive analysis built from the ground up, with plenty of funky breakdowns. In under 500 pages, Jeff Chang has managed to give a detailed, fascinating and relevant history of hip-hop culture, covering almost every important aspect: the social conditions that gave rise to it, the stories of the people and communities that pioneered it and moved it forward, its transformation from a primarily party-oriented movement to a culture of resistance, its re-transformation to a culture of individualism and consumerism, and a peek into its future. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style. I can get better full coverage using the with the and the. In March 2007, Shakur, already sought by police for parole violations and named on the city's most-wanted gang members list, was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly breaking into the home of an acquaintance and beating him in order to steal his car.
As the gangs found common ground in their opposition to police, to heroin dealers and junkies, and to poor social provision in their neighbourhood, a new era of unity started to emerge. Which was a biopic of Tupac, a much better rapper then P. A must-read and an instant classic. Shakur claimed to have reformed in prison, joined the Republic of New Afrika movement, and wrote an acclaimed autobiography called Monster: Sanyika Shakur born Kody Scott , also known by his former street moniker Monster, is a former member of the Los Angeles gang the Eight-Tray Gangster Crips. He got his nickname as a 13-year-old gang member when he beat and stomped a robbery victim into a coma.
The book is as much a cultural history as a music history. He was a founding editor of Colorlines Magazine, Senior Editor at Russell Simmons' 360hiphop. Jeff Chang is hip-hop's John Reed. 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. However, by the time the mid-80s rolled around, there was no escaping politics. A must-read and an instant classic.