Louis Theroux Gangsta Rap

Published on 29th March 2016 by

A young Louis Theroux travels to the ‘Dirty South’ to explore the gangster rap scene and attempts to create and perform his very own gangster rap, some established artists write a rap for him and he gets a CD cover created. He then performs the rap on live radio.

Theroux meets various people in an attempt to understand the scene. This was the final episode in the third and final series of Theroux’s ‘Weird Weekends’ TV show which ran from 1998 to 2000.


A decade after the first episode of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, and eight years after the last, Theroux released a 2008 follow up book The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner, in which he provides an update on what has happened to many of the subjects. It is available to purchase on Kindle, paperback, hardcover, or audio book.

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