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Ben Westhoff

Ben Westhoff is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Vice, Pitchfork, and The Wall Street Journal. He spent three years as the Music Editor at L.A. Weekly, and is the author of Dirty South: Outkast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop (Chicago Review Press), which Rolling Stone called "packed with lively reporting and colorful social history."


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Original Gangstas

Original Gangstas

by Ben Westhoff

"Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately
detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap
era."---Kirkus, starred review


A
monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of
artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice
Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur.


Amid rising ...

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