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About Me

Ben Westhoff is an award-winning journalist and the former music editor at L.A. Weekly and senior music editor at Voice Media Group. His 2011 book on southern hip-hop, Dirty South, was a Library Journal best seller, and he is also the author of New York City’s Best Dive Bars. His feature profiles, investigative stories, and music journalism have appeared in the Guardian, Village Voice, Deadspin, Oxford American, New York Observer, Pitchfork, Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, Spin, and NPR. He’s currently writing a book about classic L.A. gangsta rap for Hachette Books.

Contact him at ben.westhoff [at] gmail [dot] com