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Author Westhoff, Ben.

Title Original gangstas [electronic resource] : The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap. Ben Westhoff.

Imprint Ashland : Hachette Book Group, 2016.

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Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (16 audio files) : digital
Playing Time 15:17:34
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Note Unabridged.
Performer Narrator: J. D. Jackson.
Summary 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 gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: NWA, led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid—they gave 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, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records, which in turn transformed Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into superstars.Ben Westhoff explores how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. He shows how NWA's 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 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 and Biggie Smalls—were murdered, leaving the surviving artists to forge peace before the genre annihilated itself.Featuring extensive investigative reporting, interviews with the principal players, and dozens of never-before-told stories, Original Gangstas is a groundbreaking addition to the history of popular music.
System Details Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 430905 KB).
Subject Nonfiction.
History.
Music.
Sociology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Jackson, J. D..
ISBN 9781478942078 (sound recording)

 
    
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