This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation. _
Jeff Chang writes about politics, popular culture, race, and music. Inspired by multiculturalism, hip-hop, and post-1960s youth and urban countercultures, Chang writes for various periodicals, lectures, and previous rana blog on The Huffington Post. His first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation (2005), is a sweeping and thoroughly researched cultural and political history of the post-boomer generation. It received an American Book Award and glowing reviews from periodicals as diverse asTime, The Nation, and Vibe, and is used as a textbook in many college courses. Chang has also edited an anthology, Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop (2007).