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Jeff Chang

JEFF CHANG
A Hip-Hop America

I'm the author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: a History of the Hip-Hop Generation, a book about the emergence of those of us born after the baby boomers.


I Recommend...

Websites:

Davey D's Corner
Hip-Hop Music
Pop and Politics
Poplicks
Theme Magazine
Wiretap
 

Books:

Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop by Bakari Kitwana
No Logo by Naomi Klein
Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike
Translation Nation by Hector Tobar
Hip-Hop Matters by S. Craig Watkins
American Skin by Leon Wynter

Crossing Borders

Border Talk Archives: Jeff Chang

Total Entries: 10

Hip-Hop: Pro-Logo or Pro-Liberation?

July 14, 2006

So is hip-hop, to flip Naomi Klein's neat anti-corporate globalization construction, Pro Logo? Or is it Pro-Liberation? | MORE...

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From Cultural Power to Political Power

July 10, 2006

We continue with our interview with hip-hop activist and 2nd National Hip-Hop Political Convention chair T. J. Crawford. | MORE...

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Bigger than Hip-Hop

July 7, 2006

An Interview with TJ Crawford of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention, Part 1 | MORE...

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Native Tongues: An Interview with Cristina Verán

July 5, 2006

Generally, Native hip-hop movements have had no choice but to be political, to the extent that their very engagement in the public sphere can constitute a political act in itself... | MORE...

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Change It All: Hip-Hop Activism Arrives

June 29, 2006

The myth of an apathetic generation — one even upheld by some of our youngest public intellectuals — is one of the most baseless and insidious lies of our era. | MORE...

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An Interview with John Jay of Wieden + Kennedy, Part 2

June 22, 2006

John addresses a recent growing concern in the hip-hop industry — that its time may be passing. | MORE...

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An Interview with John Jay of Wieden + Kennedy, Part 1

June 20, 2006

We'll continue to look at how hip-hop has changed representations of American identity with advertising executive John Jay. | MORE...

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An Interview with Reginald Hudlin of BET

June 14, 2006

My guest today, Reginald Hudlin, the president of entertainment at BET, has been at the forefront of changing the way America sees itself. | MORE...

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Moving The Crowd

June 8, 2006

Hip-hop provided a way for invisible young people to make themselves known, to represent themselves. | MORE...

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Don't Stop the Planet Rock

June 5, 2006

Hip-hop is ancient and futuristic, it's local and it's global, it's progressive and reactionary, it's hot and cold. It's my world. | MORE...

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"I'm thrilled that PBS is hosting Jeff Chang's ongoing project about the crucial topics expressed through the hip hop arts. Over and over I hear the dismay of young people with high ideals about what hip hop can do for expressing their reality and the struggle for justice, who are confronted by the crass commercialism inflicted upon hip hop. I know this program will help some reaffirm the many alternatives that don't make the news."

— Ivor Miller

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Expand Your Borders
 Can't Stop Won't Stop
Jeff's own website features his blog, excerpts from his award-winning book Can't Stop Won't Stop, and more of his writing.
 National Hip-Hop Political Convention
Find out more about how the hip-hop generation's political activism.
 Hip-Hop Nation
Can hip-hop ignite a fresh wave of black activism?

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