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Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created. Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style. Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60's into the new millennium.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Jeff Chang
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: 2007-04-01
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 1429902698

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9.5 Theses on Art and Class seeks to show how a clear understanding of class makes sense of what is at stake in a broad number of contemporary art's most persistent debates, from definitions of political art to the troubled status of "outsider" and street art to the question of how we maintain faith in art itself. Ben Davis currently lives and works in New York City where he is Executive Editor at Artinfo.

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Genre: Art
Author: Ben Davis
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Release: 2013-07-02
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608462865

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It's all about the scratch in Groove Music, award-winning music historian Mark Katz's groundbreaking book about the figure that defined hip-hop: the DJ. Today hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and the sight and sound of DJs mixing and scratching is familiar in every corner of the world. But hip-hop was born in the streets of New York in the 1970s when a handful of teenagers started experimenting with spinning vinyl records on turntables in new ways. Although rapping has become the face of hip-hop, for nearly 40 years the DJ has proven the backbone of the culture. In Groove Music, Katz (an amateur DJ himself) delves into the fascinating world of the DJ, tracing the art of the turntable from its humble beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s to its meteoric rise to global phenomenon today. Based on extensive interviews with practicing DJs, historical research, and his own personal experience, Katz presents a history of hip-hop from the point of view of the people who invented the genre. Here, DJs step up to discuss a wide range of topics, including the transformation of the turntable from a playback device to an instrument in its own right, the highly charged competitive DJ battles, the game-changing introduction of digital technology, and the complex politics of race and gender in the DJ scene. Exhaustively researched and written with all the verve and energy of hip-hop itself, Groove Music will delight experienced and aspiring DJs, hip-hop fans, and all students or scholars of popular music and culture.

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Genre: Music
Author: Mark Katz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2012-04-01
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199913015

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Taurus Harper is the newest member of V-8, the military special operations unit assigned to dismantling-with extreme force-the ever increasing number of vampire terrorist cells popping up. Taurus is young, enthusiastic, fearlessƒ his teammates in V-8 know he's just the type to catch the first bullet. But, is there even more to this new recruit than anyone realizes?

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: IDW Publishing
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ISBN-13: PKEY:APR140418

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From its roots in the South Bronx over thirty years ago, hip-hop has swept across continents and oceans, shaping the music and mores of urban culture. It is more than just music. Hip-hop is a lifestyle that encompasses attitude, fashion, and a largely counter-Christian worldview. Transcending ethnic, geographic, generational, and economic barriers, hip-hop places one of the church’s biggest mission opportunities right outside our windows.Un.orthodox equips church leaders and parents alike to understand and engage a culture that is as near as our schools, our communities, and even our homes. Author Tommy Kyllonen has seen hip-hop from the inside as a recording artist, as well as through the eyes of a pastor whose congregation has set the model for a groundswell of young urban churches focusing on hip-hop culture. Offering unique perspectives on the history, current state, and future of the hip-hop movement, Kyllonen shows what a hip-hop targeted ministry can look like in worship, outreach, evangelism, service, and discipleship.Using his own story as an example, Tommy shows how you can combine the hip-hop culture with faith.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Tommy Kyllonen
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2009-08-30
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310866961

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These proceedings present the latest achievements and developments within the scientific community of fur animal research organised by the International Fur Animal Scientific Association (IFASA). The book contains papers on the following topics: nutrition, feeding and management, health and disease, breeding, genetics and reproduction, behaviour and welfare and a theme on 'WelFur for mink and foxes'. The scientific results presented do not only come from traditional mink producing countries, but also from countries with more recent developments in fur animal production. The scientific community in the field of fur animal production is small, but the biologic diversity and thus the need for scientifically based knowledge in this area is similar to, or often exceeds, that of other farm animals. In this book, the most diverse and recent advancements in fur animal production were brought together in order to provide a clear overview for all those involved in the fur animal industry.

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Genre: Science
Author: P.F. Larsen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2012-10-25
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789086867608

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Keith "Chaos Loc" Brooks is the true meaning of what it means to be a gangster. He tells his story through his eyes without sugarcoating a single sentence. His life didn't start out normal like most so adopting to the nature of the brutal streets was natural. He has lived most of his life behind high security prison walls and the rest of the time in some of America's most deadly streets. He has battled with some rival gangs and with traders but never stopped. Court case after court case and he remains strong physically and mentally. The system will never break him although most will fold. As of now he is behind prison walls from acts of his violent past and added time for his conduct. But although he is playing the cards he was dealt, Keith find ways to be free through his music, reading, working out daily, and writing. Travel through the mind of a gangster and try to understand the life of one of societies worst nightmares.

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Author: Keith Brooks
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2018-08-21
File: 222 Pages
ISBN-13: 1725523760

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Hot Shot is at it again! Now that it's been revealed that he is an undercover FBI agent assigned to clean up as many urban cities as he can, Hot Shot and his trustworthy comrade Cotton take their skills to Oklahoma City to deal with some serious gangsters who run the drug trade. Nola wants no part of a relationship with Hot Shot after her family is incarcerated. He has never loved a woman they way he loves Nola, so dealing with that loss on top of the loss of his parents and little brother has Hot Shot on the verge of committing murder. He is determined to get his woman back at all costs, and the streets of Oklahoma City will run red if someone steps to him the wrong way. Oklahoma City is about to experience Hot Shot, the guy who's doing bad in order to do some good. Won't Stop is full of twists and turns that will keep you flipping pages to see just how far this hero with a mean streak will go.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Clifford "Spud" Johnson
Publisher: Urban Books
Release: 2018-06-01
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781622866663

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Are you one of the millions of people suffering from Binge Eating Disorder? Are you caught in the trap of binge eating, emotional eating, mindless eating, and diet obsession? This book will help you to stop binge eating right now. You will heal the underlying issues that lead to your binge eating when you implement this complete mind, body and spirit approach to healing. It will help you to become the person who you know you are while gently guiding you away from the tyranny of food and body obsession, diets, binge eating and scales. You will come to a place of freedom and peace around food and your body so that you can enjoy your life. You will be able to breathe with ease and settle in to a place of normalcy around food and your body. Reclaiming Yourself from Binge Eating uses a new approach to treating binge eating that does not include dieting, deprivation, willpower, or any kind of self-criticism. These easy steps to becoming a normal eater are thought provoking, action oriented and enjoyable. Recovery from the torment of food and negative body image is within reach.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Leora Fulvio
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release: 2014-03-28
File: 340 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781780996813

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The Organic Globalizer is a collection of critical essays which takes the position that hip-hop holds political significance through an understanding of its ability to at once raise cultural awareness, expand civil society's focus on social and economic justice through institution building, and engage in political activism and participation. Collectively, the essays assert hip hop's importance as an “organic globalizer:” no matter its pervasiveness or reach around the world, hip-hop ultimately remains a grassroots phenomenon that is born of the community from which it permeates. Hip hop, then, holds promise through three separate but related avenues: (1) through cultural awareness and identification/recognition of voices of marginalized communities through music and art; (2) through social creation and the institutionalization of independent alternative institutions and non-profit organizations in civil society geared toward social and economic justice; and (3) through political activism and participation in which demands are articulated and made on the state. With editorial bridges between chapters and an emphasis on interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives, The Organic Globalizer is the natural scholarly evolution in the conversation about hip-hop and politics.

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Genre: Music
Author: Christopher Malone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2014-11-20
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781628920086

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