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Title Dirty South [electronic resource] : Outkast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern rappers who reinvented hip-hop / Ben Westhoff.
Author Westhoff, Ben.
Publication Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2011]
Copyright date ©2011
Description 1 online resource (298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note "An A Cappella book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Luke Campbell : bass and booty -- Geto Boys : paranoia, insanity, and Rap-A-Lot Records -- Trae and DJ Screw : rap gets screwed -- UGK : from country to trill -- Eightball & MJG and Three 6 Mafia : Memphis goes Hollywood -- Outkast, Goodie Mob, and Organized Noize : the dirty South blooms -- Cash Money, No Limit, and Juvenile : bling and murder in New Orleans -- Nelly : forty acres and a pool -- Timbaland and the Neptunes : architects of sound in nowhere, Virginia -- Lil Jon : mosh pit hip-hop -- DJ Drama and T.I. : mixtapes and turf wars in Atlanta -- Paul Wall and the new H-Town movement : shining diamonds -- T-Pain and his Florida hitmakers : rap robots -- Soulja Boy and DJ Smurf : dance, dance revolution -- Lil Wayne : gangster weirdo -- Gucci Mane : true crime rap.
Summary 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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Rap (Music) -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Rap musicians -- Southern States.
OutKast (Musical group)
Lil Wayne.
Soulja Boy, 1990-
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rap & Hip Hop.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Westhoff, Ben. Dirty South. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2011 9781569766064 (DLC) 2010053907 (OCoLC)682895448
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