Best Books of the Month Shop Costumes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Super Humanoids All-New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Grocery Introducing Handmade New Kitchen Scale from AmazonBasics Amazon Gift Card Offer redoaks redoaks redoaks  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage UnchartedBundle Shop Now Kids Halloween
Profile for Lyrical Assassin > Reviews


Lyrical Assassin's Profile

Customer Reviews: 2
Top Reviewer Ranking: 31,033,537
Helpful Votes: 9

Community Features
Review Discussion Boards
Top Reviewers

Guidelines: Learn more about the ins and outs of Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Lyrical Assassin "Lyrical Assassin" RSS Feed (Wisconsin)

Page: 1
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
by Jeff Chang
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.28
99 used & new from $3.37

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quilting threads of Hip Hop, February 24, 2007
After reading Chang's book Can't Stop Won't Stop it is amazing how all the pieces come together. He writes with an amazing breadth that captures politics, sociology, history, economics, globalization, exploitation, capitalism, racism, media tricks, etc. and how they have all contributed to the formation of hip-hop and the resulting culture. As I came of age in the mid 90's I became transfixed with gangsta rap and inner city culture, I never realized how all the afore mentioned concepts made up an entire culture that connects with audiences all around the globe or the economics that helped regenerate a struggling economy and an evaporating job landscape. As the new century comes into full swing it is astounding to think of the power hip hop still holds and the mouths it feeds.

As I dig deeper into the sociology of this last statement I can't help but think while hip hop has revived industries like music, fashion, and film and laced corporate pockets with green the conditions that breed hip hop still have not changed. The current Bush Administration is continuing where Reagan and his pops left off by gutting social programs and destroying education while offering hope through the army only to die for a country that doesn't give a damn about a better tomorrow only a richer, whiter one. Hip Hop heads are still seen as criminals in broader society, still harassed by police and still followed around the stores their culture helps feed.

Perhaps Hip Hop can be the vehicle that delivers a unified front to reclaim this country from corporate interests and the carnivorous capitalist system. It has the power to reach audiences of every creed and the prophets to deliver the message.

Jeff Chang is a prophet of history. Thanks for writing this book and teaching me about my past. Because if you love hip hop this history is a part of you.

Public Enemy #2: An All-New Boondocks Collection
Public Enemy #2: An All-New Boondocks Collection
by Aaron McGruder
Edition: Paperback
60 used & new from $2.56

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only truth in the newspaper is in the comic section, February 13, 2006
Thie review is to address the issues of Aaron pulling the race card. To not get to in detail I suggest you look up the concepts of color-blind racism and then reconsider your stand on reverse discrimination. As a white male privilege is something often overlooked, there is a reason the opposite of the Boondocks is not acceptable, there is no truth to it outside of racism, watch Birth of a Nation and then get back to me, you may feel like you are not a racist, but being "color blind" is racism. Much respect to Aaron McGruder, keep writting for the deaf, dumb and blind, unlock some more minds.


Page: 1