He looks closely at this generation's worldview, politics, activism, and its high profile in the entertainment world, which has made it "central in American culture, transcending geographic, social, and economic boundaries." Emphasizing that "rap music's ability to influence social change should not be taken lightly," he calls for a more responsible and constructive use of this unprecedented power. Kitwana is concerned about the legacy of his generation, and he wants his book to "jump-start the dialogue necessary to change our current course." The Hip Hop Generation deserves to be read both for its aim and its execution. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I thought that this would be a well-researched analysis of the generation born between 1965-1984, but what I found was cobbling together of statistics with the author's personal... Read morePublished on September 29, 2012 by AC Brown
Reading this book was really eye-opening for me, and I would say the insight provided in the book really is priceless to anyone who cares to understand why race relations in... Read morePublished on January 5, 2011 by Amelia Ketzle
This is a well written book, but its in the clearance section for a reason. Its not the most intelligent, and not the most thorough, but it is a good read for the money.Published on January 17, 2008 by C. Castillo
I like the crisis in african american culture and the hip hop generation because it allows me to know what is going on in the world. Read morePublished on February 21, 2006 by William Bell Jr.
This one is good for the parents of teens and especially for the white parents to know whats up with there children and why they want to be like us. Read morePublished on August 23, 2005 by HipHop Junky