And It Don't Stop: The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years

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Raquel Cepeda
Macmillan, Sep 29, 2004 - Music - 361 pages
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In September 1979, there was a cosmic shift that went unnoticed by the majority of mainstream America. This shift was triggered by the release of the Sugarhill Gang's single, Rapper's Delight. Not only did it usher rap music into the mainstream's consciousness, it brought us the word "hip-hop." And It Don't Stop, edited by the award winning journalist Raquel Cepeda, with a foreword from Nelson George is a collection of the best articles the hip-hop generation has produced. It captures the indelible moments in hip-hop's history since 1979 and will be the centerpiece of the twenty-fifth-anniversary celebration.

This book epitomizes the media's response by taking the reader on an engaging and critical journey, including the very first pieces written about hip-hop for publications like The Village Voice--controversial articles that created rifts between church and state, the artist and journalist, and articles that recorded the rise and tragic fall of the art form's appointed heroes, such as Tupac Shakur, Eazy-E, and the Notorious B.I.G. The list of contributors includes Toure, Kevin Powell, dream hampton, Harry Allen, Cheo Hodari Coker, Greg Tate, Bill Adler, Hilton Als, Danyel Smith, and Joan Morgan.
  

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Review: And It Don't Stop: The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years

User Review  - RK Byers - Goodreads

good collection. talented contributors. Read full review

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User Review  - Raquel Cepeda - Goodreads

I loved editing this anthology and some of the pieces within are still my favorite snapshots of hip-hop journalism! Read full review

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Contents

BY NELSON GEORGE
4
London Rocks Paris Burns and the BBoys Break a
27
Teddy Rileys New Jack Swing
53
Armageddon in Effect
67
Pop Goes the Weasel
87
Native Sons
111
HellRaiser
131
Eazy Living
147
Allahs on
187
A Critic at Large
202
Foxy Brown Is the lllest
238
Dont Hate Me Because Im Ghetto Fabulous
255
Whose Is It? In the End
272
Get Rich or Die Tryin
285
Planet Rock
300
The Professional
319

Chronicle of a Death Foretold
159
Haitian Homecoming
173
Acknowledgments
343
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About the author (2004)

Raquel Cepeda, former Editor-in-Chief of OneWorld Magazine, is an award-winning journalist. She has contributed to MTV News, The Village Voice, Source, Vibe, Essence, Jalouse, and many other publications. She lives in New York City.

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