Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop (Google eBook)

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Chicago Review Press, May 1, 2011 - Music - 240 pages
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Acting as both investigative journalist and irreverent critic, Ben Westhoff journeys across the southern United States in a small Hyundai to document the phenomenon of southern hip-hop. The exclusive interviews with the genre's prominent players take many forms--watching rappers make it rain in a Houston strip club, partying with The 2 Live Crew's Luke Campbell, visiting the gritty neighborhoods where T. I. and Lil Wayne grew up, and speaking with DJ Smurf and Ms. Peachez along the way. The celebrated but dark history of Houston's Rap-A-Lot Records, the lethal rivalry between Atlanta's Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy, and the venerable Scarface's memories from time in a mental institution are just a few of the textured and tricky subjects explored.
  

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Review: Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop

User Review  - Skyler Walrath - Goodreads

I really liked Ben Westhoff's writing style and almost journalistic approach to the genre, but I felt like it left a lot out. It would be a five star if it were more in depth and longer. Read full review

Review: Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

This books talks about all the rappers and groups in the late 90s and early and mid 2000s. Talks a lot about drugs and guns and gangs. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 LUKE CAMPBELL Bass and Booty
19
2 GETO BOYS Paranoia Insanity and RapALot Records
39
3 TRAE AND DJ SCREW Rap Gets Screwed
57
4 UGK From Country to Trill
71
5 EIGHTBALL MJG AND THREE 6 MAFIA Memphis Goes Hollywood
83
6 OUTKAST GOODIE MOB AND ORGANIZED NOIZE The Dirty South Blooms
95
7 CASH MONEY NO LIMIT AND JUVENILE Bling and Murder in New Orleans
117
11 DJ DRAMA AND TI Mixtapes and Turf Wars in Atlanta
185
12 PAUL WALL AND THE NEW HTOWN MOVEMENT Shining Diamonds
201
13 TPAIN AND HIS FLORIDA HITMAKERS Rap Robots
213
14 SOULJA BOY AND DJ SMURF Dance Dance Revolution
229
15 LIL WAYNE Gangster Weirdo
243
16 GUCCI MANE True Crime Rap
255
Acknowledgments
271
Recommended Listening
273

8 NELLY Forty Acres and a Pool
141
9 TIMBALAND AND THE NEPTUNES Architects of Sound in Nowhere Virginia
157
10 LIL JON Mosh Pit HipHop
173
Recommended Reading
275
Index
277
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