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Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the by Ben Westhoff

By Ben Westhoff

Acting as either investigative journalist and irreverent critic, Ben Westhoff trips throughout the southern United States in a small Hyundai to record the phenomenon of southern hip-hop. The unique interviews with the genre’s admired avid gamers take many forms—watching rappers “make it rain” in a Houston strip membership, partying with the two stay Crew’s Luke Campbell, traveling the gritty neighborhoods the place T. I. and Lil Wayne grew up, and talking with DJ Smurf and Ms. Peachez alongside the best way. the distinguished yet darkish historical past of Houston’s Rap-A-Lot documents, the deadly contention among Atlanta’s Gucci Mane and younger Jeezy, and the venerable Scarface’s stories from time in a psychological establishment are only many of the textured and tough topics explored.

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