Jeff Chang is the award-winning author of "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation," and a journalist for publications including The Nation, Mother Jones and Vibe. In the 1990s, he co-founded Solesides Records, which later became Quannum Projects.
In the January 22nd issue of The Nation, Chang wrote about Jay-Z. We talk with Jeff about Jigga's long career, his most recent album, and how his art fits into the larger context of the history of hip-hop.
In bonus audio (below), Jeff talks about "crack rap," a hip-hop sub-genre that's emerged in the past few years, focusing almost exclusively on drug dealing.
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Listen to Bonus Audio: Jeff Chang on "Crack Rap"