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Launch for Jeff Chang & Dave “Davey D” Cook / Can’t Stop Won’t Stop (Young Adult Edition): A Hip-Hop History

March 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Booksmith and The Bindery are very pleased to host the virtual launch for Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook for the Young Adult Edition of their classic, American Book Award-winning Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Hip-Hop History.

This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required. Event link will be sent to everyone who registers.

You can order Can’t Stop Won’t Stop (Young Adult Edition) here – we’re currently offering free shipping throughout San Francisco and the East Bay.

About the book

From award-winning author Jeff Chang, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop is the story of hip-hop, a generation-defining movement and the music that transformed American politics and culture forever.

Hip hop is one of the most dominant and influential cultures in America, giving new voice to the younger generation. It defines a generation’s worldview. Exploring hip hop’s beginnings up to the present day, Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook provide a provocative look into the new world that the hip hop generation has created.

Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip hop’s forebears, founders, mavericks, and present day icons, this book chronicles the epic events, ideas and the music that marked the hip hop generation’s rise.

About the authors

Jeff Chang has been a hip-hop journalist for more than a decade and has written for The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, Vibe, The Nation, URB, Rap Pages, Spin, and Mother Jones. He is the author of several books, including the American Book Award-winning Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. He was a founding editor of Colorlines Magazine, senior editor at Russell Simmons’s 360hiphop.com, and cofounder of the influential hip-hip label SoleSides, now Quannum Projects. He lives in California. Author photo by Jeremy Keith Villaluz.

Dave ‘Davey D’ Cook is a nationally recognized journalist, adjunct professor at San Francisco State, Hip Hop historian, political commentator, syndicated talk show host, radio programmer, media justice and community activist. Author photo by BFRESH Photography.

This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required.


March 17, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
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