Jeff Chang, a 2008 USA Ford Fellow in Literature, is the author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. He is at work on Who We Be: The Colorization of America, on the cultural implications of the new American majority.
Creating jobs for artists--good for the economy and even better for the imagination.
Hip-hop star M.I.A. broadcasts the sound of those with one foot in the First World and the other in the global South.
There's a big difference between the misogynous hip-hop produced by big media and the hip-hop that moves a generation.
Jay-Z, self-styled savior of hip-hop, is the face of the new establishment.