Tidal Releases Excerpt From ‘Original Gangstas’ Book About The Birth Of West Coast Rap

(AllHipHop News) In the latest example of Tidal hosting exclusive content, the entertainment platform is now allowing members and nonmembers read an excerpt from Ben Westhoff’s Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap.

The award-winning journalist provided a section of his new book about the making and aftermath of Ice Cube’s classic sophomore album Death Certificate.


Westhoff also curated two music playlists for Tidal – “Music from ‘Original Gangstas’” and “Artists Who Influenced Ice Cube.”

The former list includes West Coast legends such as Cube, N.W.A., 2Pac, Ice-T, and Snoop Dogg. The latter list features Sugarhill Gang, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Schoolly D, and more.

To read the Original Gangstas excerpt “The Controversy and Brilliance of Ice Cube’s Death Certificate” visit Tidal. Order the book at Amazon.


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