Ben Westhoff: Orginal Gangstas

Based on five years of research and reporting, Original Gangstas is the definitive history of L.A. gangsta rap, revealing how a cohort of then-unknown rappers, including Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur, grappled with rivalries, crime, drugs, gangs, racist cops and bad record deals to create the defining music of a generation. “Original Gangstas shows how the rap West was won,” says Chuck D. Ben Westhoff is a hip-hop contributor to The Guardian.

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Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap By Ben Westhoff Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316383899
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Published: Hachette Books - September 13th, 2016