West Coast hip hop
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West Coast hip hop is a hip hop music subgenre that encompasses any artists or music that originates in the Western United States region of the United States. The gangsta rap subgenre of West Coast hip hop began to dominate from a radio play and sales standpoint during the early 1990s with the birth of G-funk and the emergence of Suge Knight's Death Row Records.
- subgenre of Deejay, Rhythm and blues, Dancehall, Reggae, Disco, Funk, Hip hop music
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from the age of segregation to the twenty-first century by Paul Finkelman
Dre later became known as the influential rapper and producer behind West Coast hip hop's G-funk style.
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