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Awards

  • 2012 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published December 1, 2011

    "Bud Bundy, Original Gangsta"

  • 2007 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists

    "Ace of Spaides"

  • 2006 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published September 14, 2005

    "Rap vs. Rapture"

2010 Stories by Ben Westhoff

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  • The Year of Magical Thinking

    published July 29, 2010

    Bun B is hip-hop's grieving widower, the guy for whom you want to leave a pot roast on the front steps. You watch what you say around him, knowing... More >>

  • How Low Can He Go?

    published May 6, 2010

    Imagine revamping a fiery activist anthem into a mindless, rump-shaking jam. That's exactly what Ludacris has done on his recent hit "How Low,"... More >>

  • From the Ashes: Former Geto Boy Big Mike

    published March 4, 2010

    In 2004, Michael Barnett was paroled and released from prison. The rapper known as Big Mike had served three and a half years for torching a... More >>

  • Ultimate Victory

    published February 4, 2010

    Chamillionaire is the rapper you can take home to mom and dad. His albums contain very little swearing, and, in fact, he won't even curse when... More >>

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