Genre : Music
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN_10 : 1429902698
Copyright Year : 2007-04-01
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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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Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN_10 : 1725523760
Copyright Year : 2018-08-21
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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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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Akashic Books
ISBN_10 : 9781617754340
Copyright Year : 2015-06-02
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"Dennis Lehane advises us not to judge the genre by its Hollywood images of sharp men in fedoras lighting cigarettes for femmes fatales standing in the dark alleys…[Lehane] writes persuasively of the gentrification that has…left people feeling crushed." --New York Times, on Boston Noir "The contributor list is delightfully quirky...The collection's unifying element is a deep understanding of Boston's Byzantine worlds of race and class--as seen terrifyingly in Andre Dubus's tale of milltown resentment and pampered preppies." --Boston Globe, on Boston Noir 2: The Classics Boston Noir & Boston Noir 2: The Complete Set combines all twenty-five stories from best seller Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane, and its sequel, Boston Noir 2: The Classics, edited by Lehane, Mary Cotton, & Jaime Clarke; featuring Lehane's own "Animal Rescue," the basis for the motion picture The Drop, and twenty-four classic noir stories set throughout Boston.

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đź“’ Won T Stop by Clifford "Spud" Johnson

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Urban Books
ISBN_10 : 9781622866663
Copyright Year : 2018-06-01
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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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đź“’ Race On The Qt by Adilifu Nama

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : University of Texas Press
ISBN_10 : 9780292772366
Copyright Year : 2015-04-15
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Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.

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đź“’ Somebody Scream by Marcus Reeves

Genre : Music
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN_10 : 9781466822153
Copyright Year : 2009-03-17
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For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black Arts movement. Fast forward to 1979 and the release of Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." With the onset of the Reagan years, we begin to see the unraveling of many of the advances fought for in the previous decades. Much of this occurred in the absence of credible, long-term leadership in the black community. Young blacks disillusioned with politics and feeling society no longer cared or looked out for their concerns started rapping with each other about their plight, becoming their own leaders on the battlefield of culture and birthing Hip-Hop in the process. In Somebody Scream, Marcus Reeves explores hip-hop music and its politics. Looking at ten artists that have impacted rap—from Run-DMC (Black Pop in a B-Boy Stance) to Eminem (Vanilla Nice)—and puts their music and celebrity in a larger socio-political context. In doing so, he tells the story of hip hop's rise from New York-based musical form to commercial music revolution to unifying expression for a post-black power generation.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781101613627
Copyright Year : 2012-11-27
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A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

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đź“’ Quiet by Susan Cain

Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Broadway Books
ISBN_10 : 9780307452207
Copyright Year : 2012-01-24
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The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

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ISBN_10 : 1091439125
Copyright Year : 2019-03-24
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Is your child a massive Kpop fan? Are you a massive Kpop fan? If so this notebook is Ideal for anyone that is Kpop crazy! This beautifully designed book is the perfect size to take anywhere with you and will fit perfectly in a school bag or handbag. Paperback notebook with strong white pages which will make for smooth writing even with a fountain pen. Dimensions 6 x 9 inches with a beautiful matte front cover. 120 pages with black lines.

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đź“’ The Discomfort Zone by Jonathan Franzen

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN_10 : 9781443432603
Copyright Year : 2013-10-22
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The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen’s tale of growing up afraid of spiders, school dances, urinals, music teachers, boomerangs, popular girls, and his parents. It’s also a portrait of a middle-class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s, and a vivid personal history of the decades in which America turned away from its mid-century idealism and became a more polarized society. Whether he’s writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship in the 1970s, the effects of Kafka’s fiction on his own protracted quest to lose his virginity, or the web of connections between birdwatching, his all-consuming marriage, and the problem of global warming, Franzen’s recounting of a Midwestern youth and a New York adulthood is warmed by the same blend of comic scrutiny and affection that characterizes his fiction. Funny, insightful, and daringly honest, The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen at his most engaging.

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