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The Resource Original gangstas : Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the birth of West Coast rap, Ben Westhoff

Original gangstas : Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the birth of West Coast rap, Ben Westhoff

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Original gangstas : Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the birth of West Coast rap
Title
Original gangstas
Title remainder
Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the birth of West Coast rap
Statement of responsibility
Ben Westhoff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 80's, 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. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Westhoff, Ben
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gangsta rap (Music)
  • Rap (Music)
  • Rap (Music)
  • Rap musicians
Target audience
adult
Label
Original gangstas : Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the birth of West Coast rap, Ben Westhoff
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225977542
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780316344852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Original gangstas : Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and the birth of West Coast rap, Ben Westhoff
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225977542
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780316344852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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