“Fascinating. . . . unlike any other book recently published, because the two young Canadians do not seek to whitewash the harmful side-effects of the culture they write about.”
“Passionate and illuminating. . . . Bascuñán and Pearce, adamant believers in hip-hop’s positive ‘political and cultural voice,’ are also honest and sincere reporters.”
“Bascuñán and Pearce have used their industry credentials to gain access to some of the major players in the multi-billion-dollar hip-hop industry and in the multi-billion-dollar gun industry. . . . They give us the Canadian angle without losing the scope of the broader global issues at hand.”
About the Author
Rodrigo Bascunan is the publisher and co-owner of Pound
magazine. Although he himself has only ever been threatened at gunpoint, he comes from a long line of politically active Chileans who have been shot at. He lives in Toronto.
Christian Pearce is the editor and co-owner of Pound
. Dodging bullets of a different sort, he studies law in Vancouver.From the Hardcover edition.