Original Gangstas

Original Gangstas

The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap

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1980s Los Angeles. Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country, and redefined pop culture across the world. Westhoff explores how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop; how their shocking success lead to rivalries between members, record labels, and eventually a war between East Coast and West Coast factions. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America, and became the most dominant musical movement of the last thirty years.
"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,"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316383899
0316383899
Branch Call Number: 782.421649/WESTHOFF
Characteristics: viii, 422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Original gangsters

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