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Original Gangstas - Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the Birth of West Coast Rap (Paperback) Loot Price: R250
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Original Gangstas - Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the Birth of West Coast Rap (Paperback): Ben Westhoff

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Original Gangstas - Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the Birth of West Coast Rap (Paperback)

Ben Westhoff

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In the late 80s, a group of high school dropouts, drug dealers, and ex-cons spoke out against racial injustice and police brutality. They did it through hip-hop. Their explosive popularity put their Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton on the map. They gave a voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever--Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. Music journalist Ben Westhoff shows how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. He shows how N.W.A.'s shocking success lead to rivalries between members, record labels, and eventually an all-out war between East Coast and West Coast rappers. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America at a time of immense social change, and became the most dominant musical movement of the last thirty years. At gangsta rap's peak, two of its biggest names--Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls--would be murdered, and the surviving superstars would have to make peace before their music collapsed in its own violence. Exhaustively reported and masterfully written, ORIGINAL GANGSTAS is a monumental work of music history that will offer news-making stories about a legendary group of artists, some living, some dead.

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Imprint: Hachette Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2017
Authors: Ben Westhoff
Dimensions: 156 x 229 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-316-34485-2
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Music
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop > Rap & hip-hop
Books > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop
Books > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop > Rap & hip-hop
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LSN: 0-316-34485-0
Barcode: 9780316344852

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