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User Review  - winedrunksea - LibraryThing

A great book I didn't want to end, and would have liked more about the emerging hip-hop centers of Atlanta and St. Louis, which were mentioned only in passing in the final chapter. But a great ... Read full review

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User Review  - chriszodrow - LibraryThing

This is THE scoop on hip-hop. Chang does a wonderful job of tying it all together. If someone says they love hip-hop, just pop this open and start asking questions; this is the connoisseur's guide. Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

I found this a bit disappointing to be honest, but that's in large part because I was expecting something different. Chang doesn't really get into music/graffiti/lyrics/dancing very much at all; he ... Read full review

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User Review  - amelish - LibraryThing

I went to hear Jeff Chang and Toure speak at Housing Works Used Book Cafe, way back when Can't Stop Won't Stop came out. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy, sort of unassuming. Not that this is relevant, necessarily. Plenty of great books written by assholes. Read full review

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User Review  - lexrob - LibraryThing

Of course it will resonate most with hip-hop fans, but Can't Stop Won't Stop is about far more than music. This is a compelling and enlightening take on hip-hop's roots and growth over the last 30 years. Read full review

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User Review  - laze - LibraryThing

The first 200 pages cover hip-hop through 1982. I don't think any other book has given the early days (which began well before "Rapper's Delight") that much space. 465 pages of truly essential reading ... Read full review


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