In his book Can't Stop Won't Stop, Jeff Chang uses hip-hop to radically remix the last 25 years of America's political and social history. The Chicago Sun-Times calls it 'the best-argued, most-thoroughly researched case for hip-hop as a complete and truly American culture.' But the book is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it's really a people's history.
A radical historian with both street cred and academic chops, Chang tackles race relations, student activism, political engagement, multiculturalism, and the politics of abandonment so keenly felt by America's inner city youth.
Chang covered the 2008 presidential election for vibe.com and Vibe magazine, writing both of their cover stories on Barack Obama. He is currently working on his third book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, on the cultural transformation of the U.S. over the last three decades. As editor of Total Chaos, his second book, he highlighted the influence of hip-hop on other artistic mediums.