Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion- Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang

Event Date: 
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
G Street Lobby
Event Cost: 

Free. Registration required. Link below

Event Category: 
Lectures & Discussions
Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose. Each month, a Portrait Gallery educator will discuss a portrait from the collection. Following the portrait exploration, a DCPL librarian will lead a discussion of a book related to the image.

On August 20, we will discuss Can't Stop, Won't Stop : A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang.

Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, Hip Hop has been a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era transformed by deindustrialisation and globalisation, Hip Hop became a job-making engine and forever transformed politics and culture. Based on more than a decade of original interviews with DJs, b-boys, graffitti writers, gang members and rappers, and featuring unforgettable portraits of many of Hip Hop's forbears and mavericks, this book chronicles the rise and rise of this movement through vivid cultural criticism and detailed narrative.

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