heidiologies (heidiologies) wrote in fmu_listeners,

Can't Stop Won't Stop

My husband's brother-in-law finished his new book, Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.

He'll be in NYC this weekend (B&N Astor on Sat, AAWW on Sun, and NYU on Mon for starters) to promote it, so to all you Nu Yawkers, please go out and meet Jeff. I've also pasted the rest of his book tour dates (so far), so don't be shy and check him out when he comes to your hood!

In the meantime, check out his brand spankin new site: http://www.cantstopwontstop.com

Author bio:

Jeff Chang has been a hip-hop journalist for over a decade. He has written extensively on race,
culture, politics, arts, and music.

He began working as a hip-hop journalist in 1991 with URB and The Bomb Hip-Hop magazines, and has written for the Village Voice, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Los Angeles Weekly, Vibe, Spin, The Nation, Mother Jones, and the Washington Post, among others. He was a Senior Editor/Director at Russell Simmons' 360hiphop.com, and a founding editor of ColorLines magazine.

In 1993, he co-founded and ran the influential hip-hop indie label, SoleSides, now Quannum
Projects, helping launch the careers of DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truth Speaker. He has helped produce over a dozen records, including the "godfathers of gangsta rap", the Watts Prophets.

After being politicized by the anti-apartheid and anti-racist movements at U.C. Berkeley, he worked as a community, labor and student organizer, and as a lobbyist for the students of the California State University system. He received a bachelor's degree from Cal and a master's degree in Asian American Studies from UCLA and published scholarly articles on culture and race relations in Hawai'i and Los Angeles. He was an organizer of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention and serves as a board member for several organizations working for social change in youth and community organizing, media justice, culture, the arts, and hip-hop activism.

Born of Chinese and Native Hawaiian ancestry and raised in Hawai'i, he lives in California. He is currently editing an anthology entitled Next Elements: The Future Aesthetics of Hip-Hop, due in 2006. He is a big fan of Japanese curry and poi, but not at the same time.

Book Tour Dates:

February 11, 2005, 10:00PM
KPFK Radio 90.7 LA :: Divine Forces Show

February 12, 2005, 7:00PM
Imix Bookstore (LA-Eagle Rock)
Reading and Booksigning
With some of the top DJs in Los Angeles!
More details TBA

February 13, 2005, 8:00AM
KKBT 100.3 LA :: The Poetess
Click here for more info.

February 15, 2005, 7:30PM
Barnes and Noble-Astor Place (NYC)
4 Astor Place
Near NYU and Cooper Union

February 16, 2005, 7:00PM
Asian American Writer's Workshop & Asian
American Legal Defense Fund event (NYC)
Special book release event!
More details TBA

February 17, 2005, 6:30PM
NYU Panel with Bakari Kitwana and Raquel Z.
Rivera (NYC)
NYU's Urban Studies Speaker Series
Panel discussion with Raquel Z. Rivera and Bakari
On Hip-Hop Scholarship and Urban Studies
More details TBA

February 18, 2005, 6:30PM
Karibu Books (Hyattsville, MD)
3500 East West Highway
Click to their website here.

February 20, 2005, 1:45PM
Brooklyn Public Library (NYC)
With MARTHA COOPER, Pioneer Hip-Hop
Celebrating the releases of both Can't Stop Won't
Stop and The Hip-Hop Files
A Joint Multimedia Lecture
Second Floor Auditorium
Grand Army Plaza
Park Slope, Brooklyn NY
Back in the old 'hood!

February 22, 2005, 6:00PM
Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe (NYC)
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Between 124th and 125th Streets
Click to their website here.

February 23, 2005
Bronx Museum of Art & Tools of War Event (NYC)
Special book release event!
More details TBA

February 24, 2005, 10:30AM
Brown University (Providence, RI)
Guest Lecture
"Routes, Rap, Reggae: Hearing the Histories of Hip-
hop and Reggae Together" Class
Instructor Wayne Marshall

April 1, 2005
International Hip-Hop Summit (Paris, France)
More details TBA

April 19, 2005
University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO)
Details TBA

April 23, 2005
Brave New Voices (San Francisco)
Panel with Bay Area Hip-Hop Authors
More details TBA

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