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

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New York : Hachette Books,, United States, p.viii, 422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : (2017)



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California, Gangsta rap (Music), hip-hop, History and criticism., Rap (Music), Rap musicians


Includes bibliographical references and index.The stash -- Sir Romeo -- We'll pull your card -- OG -- I'm not giving you shit -- A little bit of gold and a pager -- All hell breaks loose -- Most wanted -- Me and Allah go back like cronies -- Like winning the lottery -- The enforcer -- L.A.'s on fire -- Silencing the messenger -- The funk -- The heir and the janitor -- It's on -- What's my name? -- Negative rap -- The one by his side -- Time to testify -- Political prophet -- My .44 make sure y'all kids don't grow -- Potential leads -- Trepidation and bravado."In the late 1980s, the emergence of gangsta rap shifted the epicenter of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. N.W.A.'s shocking success led to rivalries between members, backlash from the FBI, politicians, and police, and eventually an all-out war between East and West Coast rappers. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America at a time of immense social change."--