Sunday, October 07, 2007

New Book: Can't Stop Won't Stop

Well, I finished up The Record Men: The Chess Brothers and the Birth of Rock & Roll by Rich Cohen. It was short, but pretty good, describing Chess Records' rise and fall. It's particularly interesting being from Chicago, since it's hard to imagine that Chicago used to be such a music powerhouse.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to start on Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang. Peace out.

By the way, it's nice to see the Bears not give up 34 points in the 4th quarter and get a nice road win. Lovie owns Lambeau.


onebelo is the greatest mc. said...

I'll give you the history of the hip hop generation in less than 200 words:

In the beginning, there was A Tribe Called Quest. Then, in '94, Common was declared Chi-town's Nas. In 2001, The Coup wrote their Ghetto Manifesto. In 2005, hip hop culminated in OneBeLo. With nothing left to achieve, it died. The End.

GMYH said...

I hesitate to argue with a man whose album titles include Project F.E.T.U.S. and S.T.I.L.L.B.O.R.N. Nonetheless, I will read continue to read the book.

P.S. Everyone knows the hip hop generation was born in 1992 with a little album called Totally Krossed Out.

tron said...

i know it ended when eazy e got zamoralized

onebelo is the greatest mc said...

don't forget S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. and the upcoming R.E.B.I.R.T.H.

which is all supposed to result in the apex: L.I.F.E. (lo is for everyone)