Is hip hop resistance music from people of color or just party music? In what way have corporate interests packaged and marketed different types of artists to different racial demographics? How has hip hop shaped America’s views on race? Jeff Chang is author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.
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Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. His first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, garnered honors including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. He has also edited the acclaimed anthology, Total Chaos: The Art & Aesthetics of Hip-Hop. Jeff was a founding editor of ColorLines magazine, and a Senior Editor/Director at Russell Simmons’ 360hiphop.com. He began writing for URB and The Bomb Hip-Hop magazines, and has written for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Vibe, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and Mother Jones, among many other publications.
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