Here’s a list of interviews Jeff has done on Can’t Stop Won’t Stop and other stuff. They are roughly in reverse chronological order since 2005.
You may use the search function on the site and blog as well if you’re looking for specific search topics. For whatever it’s worth, this guy has a lot of opinions on a lot of things.
Please let us know of any missing interviews that need to be added or dead links to drop or fix. We web gnomes will do our best to keep it fresh given the crappy salaries Jeff is paying us and our bad morale.
Note: for a complete bio of our tormentor and patron, click to the Self page.
+Evelyn McDonnell, on the role of journalism in building community and the state of the art of arts journalism (podcast)
+The Arts Politic, on hip-hop and the role of the arts in social change
+In conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph on hip-hop aesthetics, hip-hop activism and artistic influences at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Led by Stephanie Shonekan)
+ pop-up stream
+ Short transcript at the USA Artists site
+T.A. Negro blog, one of the best interviews ever
+Cornell Daily Sun
+AP, on Jeff’s days at Cal
+Shades Magazine in conversation with the great Joan Morgan, whom we adore
+Total Chaos Forum :: Walker Art Center (podcast)
+Walker Art Center blog
-DN.Kultur (In Swedish! We love Swedish web gnomes…)
Radio/Audio Interviews with Jeff
-WBAI Wake-Up Call, on Jeff’s 2007 Barack Obama article for Vibe
-NPR News and Notes, a discussion with Farai Chideya on global hip-hop. We love Farai Chideya.
-WNYC Soundcheck, on the Imus fallout. Imus sucks worse than our boss.
-KPFA Morning Show, on Total Chaos
-NPR Day To Day “The South Bronx Sound From Mambo to Hip-Hop”
-Open Source Radio a panel with Bakari Kitwana and Boots Riley!
-The Progressive Radio (downloadable/podcast ready)
-Basementalism on KVCU (scroll to 4/30/05)
-NPR: KQED Forum with Michael Krasny (scroll to “History and Future of Hip-Hop”)
-WXRT with Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot (Click Segment 4. Jim and Greg rock.)
-WNYC Soundcheck, we like the Soundcheck crew because they have good taste.
-Hard Knock Radio (3 days worth if you can take it! Just scroll down to 2/16-2/18/05. Weyland gets props for endurance.)
Video Interviews with Jeff
-“Hella Strike!” :: Speech at UC Berkeley, 2010 Educate The State Teach-In
-Walker Arts Center Teen Arts Council :: Elephants, Needles and Hip-Hop (This was at the 2008 Republican National Convention after we got teargassed. Jeff didn’t.)
-LBTV, Part 4 :: Politics and Art, from the great Lyrics Born’s website, done by the indubitable Justin Berger.
-CNN Blog Buzz, this one’s hilarious.
-KPIX-5 (San Francisco), with Pam the Funkstress! We love Pam.
That’s it. And it should be more than enough, haha.
Thanks for coming around,
Edith and Archie
Can't Stop Won't Stop Extras
- A Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Q+A By Oliver Wang
An exclusive interview about the book from 2004
- A Tribute To Richie Perez
The story of one of the Bronx greats–a Young Lord and a mentor to many.
- Interviews With The Author
Four years of print, radio, and video interviews with Jeff Chang. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll order Chinese.
- Making A Name :: Book Excerpt
It has become myth, a creation myth, this West Bronx party at the end of the summer in 1973…
- Writing The Book, Part 1
From 2003, the first blog post on writing “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
- Writing The Book, Part 3 or 2.5
Another blog post on writing “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” from the eve of release. Bonus angst: that vexing “Asian American question”.
The Reader Archive
- Welcome To The Reader
We’re working out the kinks in this as we both add more content and tweak the landing page. Please stay tuned.
Most Popular Topics
- 2008 Elections
Links to Jeff’s coverage of the 2008 elections for Vibe
- Hip-Hop Activism
Links to some of Jeff’s articles on hip-hop activism
- Music Writing
Links to some of Jeff’s stuff on music writing. Note: We’re currently trying to properly organize this section and upload lots more.
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