Dirty South - Ben Westhoff

Dirty South

By Ben Westhoff

  • Release Date: 2011-05-01
  • Genre: Music
Score: 4.5
From 36 Ratings


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.


  • Love it

    By peaceout rocks
    This was a really good book I enjoyed it alot would recommend it to people who are interested in someone mentioned in this book
  • Great

    By dased
    Great book, the truth about rap, not so good for a sophomore book report though, haha.
  • Rapper books

    By Lil toochie
    I like the book but I like toya book too I brought your & toya.I will be rich just like you I be basketball like lebron , micheal and Kobe I in school getting A+ just like you lil tunechi.graduates to your new album C4