Ben Westhoff has an answer to the indignant refrain of Goodie Mob's "Dirty South." From conducting interviews with the likes of Scarface, Lil Wayne, Big Boi, getting these artists to open up about their own histories and the history of the genre they participate in, Westhoff has written Dirty South, a definitive history of southern hip-hop.
In the coming weeks, Westhoff will tour the South, reading from his book. See below for details.
Ben Westhoff's Dirty South
4/26 - 7 p.m. - St. Louis - Left Bank Books
4/28 - 6 p.m. - Dallas - Cliff Notes
4/30 - 8 p.m. - Houston - Domy Bookstore (Preceded by a free barbeque)
5/2 - 6 p.m. - New Orleans - Garden District Book Shop
5/4 - 7 p.m. - Atlanta - Young Blood Gallery & Boutique (with Killer Mike, Mr. Collipark, Maurice Garland, and Rodney Carmichael)
5/6 - 6 p.m. - Nashville - Bookman/Bookwoman
5/9 - 6 p.m. - Memphis - Davis-Kidd Booksellers