Details on My Upcoming Book
My book has a title: Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur and the Birth of West Coast Rap.
It also has a release date: September 13, 2016, the twentieth anniversary of Tupac’s death.
It focuses on the heyday of Ruthless Records and Death Row Records, and tells the full story depicted in the Straight Outta Compton biopic. It kicks off with Eazy-E’s days as a drug dealer and Dr. Dre’s time with World Class Wreckin’ Cru, and then the formation of N.W.A. The narrative continues with Ice Cube leaving the group, forming Da Lench Mob, and releasing his classic solo albums. Meanwhile, Suge pries Dre away from N.W.A, Snoop joins the fold, and Death Row battles Ruthless and Bad Boy. The book concludes with the deaths of Tupac and Biggie. It features extensive investigative reporting, interviews with the principal players, and dozens of never-heard stories. I hope you will enjoy it! (Photo courtesy of J-Dee from Da Lench Mob)