Monday, November 10th, 2008

Your Boy Got An Award!

From the official thang…

Today Jeff Chang was named a 2008 USA Ford Fellow in Literature by United States Artists, a national arts advocacy organization that invests in America’s artists and illuminates the value of artists to society.

He was among 51 recipients of United States Artists’ prestigious 2008 Fellows program.

Jeff is the author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation and the editor of Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop. He most recently covered the 2008 presidential election for Vibe and Vibe.com. (And here of course!)

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, Jeff now resides in Berkeley, California. He has begun writing his third book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America (St. Martin’s Press), on the cultural transformation of the U.S. over the past three decades.

posted by @ 8:05 am | 8 Comments



8 Responses to “Your Boy Got An Award!”

  1. Soccer Dad says:

    Yeah boy! You’re in great company what with Will Power and a Caz brother. Congratulations!

    t.i.

  2. Mark V says:

    congrats mr. chang.

  3. momo says:

    Congratulations! I’ve really appreciated your coverage of the events of this last year–you told some important stories that we weren’t going to hear elsewhere. Thank you.

  4. Caro says:

    Jeff, I couldn’t think of a better person to get a fat check! I know you’ll make good use of the funding (maybe a party for your friends? LOL)

  5. dlipkin says:

    I have to echo all the praise already given. Every word I read here is gold, and I’m glad so many others agree. Keep on, brother!

  6. indigo says:

    big congrats jeff! you really deserve it! keep up the great work.

  7. Leigh C. says:

    MAZEL TOV!

  8. Zentronix says:

    Thank you fam! It’s so gratifying and soul-moving to belong to a community like this one. :)

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