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Daily Discussion Thread 07/27/2016(r/hiphopheads)
Ben Westhoff’s new book about West Coast Hip Hop history, Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap, is up for pre-order on Amazon. It drops on September 13th. Check out the people who’ve already praised on it the Amazon description, including Greg Mack and Chuck D.
I helped Ben, who previously wrote [a book about Southern Hip Hop,] (www.amazon.com/Dirty-South-OutKast-Southern-Reinve…) with some of his research and have read the book. I think it’s an excellent history of the most important period in West Coast Hip Hop music, full of detail, and with some juicy tidbits that have never been revealed before.
To get a taste of what’s in the book, check out the [Facebook page] (www.facebook.com/originalgangstasbook/?fref=ts) for the book, which Ben has been posting on. From what I understand Ben is considering doing an AMA here around the time of the book’s release. I hope you will check out his new book and ask him some questions if he does. He worked on this book for five years, interviewing some of the most important artists of the period.