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About Me

I am an award-winning journalist and columnist for The Guardian, currently writing a book about classic L.A. gangsta rap, for Hachette Books. I’ve written feature profiles and investigative stories for Rolling Stone, Vice, Village Voice, Deadspin, Oxford American, New York Observer, Pitchfork, Wall Street Journal, and NPR. I’m the former music editor at L.A. Weekly and senior music editor at Voice Media Group, and my 2011 book on southern hip-hop, Dirty South, was a Library Journal best seller.

ben.westhoff [at] gmail [dot] com