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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

Author: Ben Westhoff
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era.'---Kirkus, starred reviewA 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 gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Westhoff, Ben.
Original gangstas.
New York : Hachette Books, 2016
(OCoLC)956748011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Westhoff
ISBN: 9780316272681 031627268X 9780316344869 0316344869
OCLC Number: 957773363
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 422 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The stash --
Sir Romeo --
We'll pull your card --
OG --
I'm not giving you shit --
A little bit of gold and a pager --
All hell breaks loose --
Most wanted --
Me and Allah go back like cronies --
Like winning the lottery --
The enforcer --
L.A.'s on fire --
Silencing the messenger --
The funk --
The heir and the janitor --
It's on --
What's my name? --
Negative rap --
The one by his side --
Time to testify --
Political prophet --
My .44 make sure y'all kids don't grow --
Potential leads --
Trepidation and bravado.
Other Titles: Original gangsters
Responsibility: Ben Westhoff.

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ORIGINAL GANGSTAS is the definitive history of West Coast hip-hop (the real story behind the events in the hit movie Straight Outta Compton), revealing how a cohort of then-unknown rappers, including  Read more...

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