All rappers to have a good understanding about the history of rap and the roots of hip-hop. To help shape the future, it is useful to know where you came from and how it all started.
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop – A History of the Hip-Hop Generation is a good book that “presents the hip-hop generation in all its grime and glory with breadth, wit, and style.”
“Hip-hop is the voice of this generation. Even if you didn’t grow up in the Bronx in the ’70s, hip-hop is there for you. It has become a powerful force. Hip-hop binds all of these people, all of these nationalities, all over the world together.”
—DJ Kool Herc, from the Introduction
Title: Can’t Stop Won’t Stop – A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
By: Jeff Chang
Introduction by: DJ Kool Herc