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N.W.A circa 1988: Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, and MC Ren
Background information
Also known as Niggaz Wit Attitudes
Origin Compton, California, United States
Genres Gangsta rap
Years active 1986–1991
(Partial reunion: 1999)
Labels Ruthless, Priority
Associated acts Fila Fresh Crew, Snoop Dogg
Website www.nwalegacy.com
Former members
Eazy-E
Dr. Dre
Ice Cube
MC Ren
DJ Yella
Arabian Prince
N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes, a.k.a. ."Niggaz With Attitude")[1] was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre.^ N.W.A. (" Niggaz With Attitude ") is a hip hop group that was originally formed in Compton, California in 1986, and disbanded in 1991.
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^ Niggaz With Attitudes: American rap music group from California (considered one of the first "gangsta rap" groups).

^ Niggaz With Attitude) , the hip hop group that helped pioneer the gangsta rap movement in the '80s and early '90s.
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[2] .Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics.^ Although the group was no longer active, their influence -- from their funky, bass-driven beats to their exaggerated lyrics -- was evident throughout the ’90s.
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^ N.W.A. (" Niggaz With Attitude ") is a hip hop group that was originally formed in Compton, California in 1986, and disbanded in 1991.
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^ Naturally, the lyrics provoked outrage from many critics and conservative watchdogs, but that only increased the group's predominately male, white suburban audience.
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.They were subsequently banned[citation needed] from many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring - yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone.^ "F--- tha Police") they were banned from radio playlists but still sold millions of albums.
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^ In fact, they were banned from many radio stations, and even touring.
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^ Despite this lack of mainstream exposure the album sold a million copies, making stars of its five Compton natives.

.Their first album, Straight Outta Compton, marked the beginning of the new gangsta rap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre.^ Straight Outta Compton (2004) .

^ Straight Outta Compton (Album) 2002 .
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^ The group released their groundbreaking album, Straight Outta Compton in 1988 .
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[1] Rolling Stone ranked N.W.A 83rd on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[3] Although largely unknown at the group's inception, rappers Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella would all go on to be platinum-selling stars as solo artists.

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History

.The group was founded by Compton-based former drug dealer Eazy-E, who began Ruthless Records with Jerry Heller.^ Heller: I have no proof that he was ever a drug dealer.
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^ The documentary features new interviews with Ice Cube, DJ Yella, Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright, former manager Jerry Heller, Ice-T, journalist Cheo Coker, and director John Singleton.
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^ The two started writing for Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, a former drug dealer who’d started Ruthless Records with his profits; Eazy needed material for a group he’d signed to the label, HBO. When HBO rejected Cube and Dre’s “Boyz-n-the-Hood,” about the South Central town of Compton, Eazy-E decided to record the song himself.
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[1][4] .Ruthless released N.W.A. and the Posse in 1987 with Macola Records.^ N.W.A. - Panic Zone - Ruthless / Macola - 1987 - B .
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^ N.W.A. - Panic Zone - Ruthless / Macola - 1987 - Cover - Back .
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^ Ruthless Records , Macola Record Co.
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N.W.A was still in its developing stages, and only credited on four of the eleven tracks, notably the uncharacteristic electro hop record "Panic Zone", "8Ball", and "Dopeman", which first brought together (on wax) Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. .Also included was Eazy-E's solo record "Boyz-n-the Hood".[5] In 1988, rapper MC Ren joined the group.^ Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella & MC Ren interview – sex, change of lifestyle 9.
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^ Ice Cube Eazy-E Dr. Dre MC Ren Yella .
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^ Ren and Eazy continued to record marginal solo albums, while Dr. Dre blew up on the strength of his 1992 classic, The Chronic .
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[1]

Parental Advisory

.N.W.A released Straight Outta Compton in 1988. With its famous opening salvo of three songs, the group reflected the rising anger of the urban youth.^ Straight Outta Compton (Album) 2002 .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (1988) By nwa .
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^ Group released first album, Straight Outta Compton, on Ruthless, 1989.

."Straight Outta Compton" introduced the group; "Fuck tha Police" protested police brutality and racial profiling, and "Gangsta Gangsta" painted the worldview of the inner-city youth.^ NWA-fuck tha police .
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^ Straight Outta Compton (Album) 2002 .
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^ The group released their groundbreaking album, Straight Outta Compton in 1988 .
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While the group was later credited with pioneering the burgeoning sub genre of gangsta rap, N.W.A referred to their music as "reality rap".[6]
Dr. Dre and DJ Yella, as HighPowered Productions, composed the beats for each song, with Dre making occasional rapping appearances.[7] .Ice Cube and MC Ren wrote most of the group's lyrics, including "Fuck tha Police", perhaps the group's most notorious song, which brought them into conflict with various law enforcement agencies.^ NWA-fuck tha police .
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^ Fuck Tha Police lyrics 33.
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^ Yo fuck the police is the BEST n.w.a song ever.
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.Under pressure from Focus on the Family,[8] Milt Ahlerich, an assistant director of the FBI, sent a letter to Ruthless and its parent company Priority Records advising the rappers that "advocating violence and assault is wrong and we in the law enforcement community take exception to such action". This letter can still be seen at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.^ It resulted in Milt Ahlerich, an assistant director of the FBI, sending a letter to Ruthless Records.
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^ The lyrics from their songs were so provocative that their record company soon had a visit from the FBI. It was this bad-boy image that helped them sell albums.
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^ Late in 1988, N.W.A delivered Straight Outta Compton, a vicious hardcore record that became an underground hit with virtually no support from radio, the press, or MTV. N.W.A became notorious for their hardcore lyrics, especially those of "Fuck tha Police," which resulted in the FBI sending a warning letter to Ruthless and its parent company, Priority, suggesting that the group should watch their step.
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[9] Policemen refused to provide security for the group's concerts, hurting their plans to tour. .Nonetheless, the FBI's letter only served to draw more publicity to the group.^ In the meantime, a media storm had developed over the controversial “Fuck tha Police,” resulting in a “warning letter” from the FBI to the group’s distributor, Priority Records.
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.Straight Outta Compton was also one of the first albums to adhere to the new Parental Advisory label scheme, then in its early stages: the label then only consisted of "WARNING: Moderate impact coarse language and/or themes". However, the taboo nature of N.W.A's music was the greatest part of its mass appeal.^ Straight Outta Compton (Album) 2002 .
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^ The group released their groundbreaking album, Straight Outta Compton in 1988 .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (1988) By nwa .
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.The media coverage compensated for N.W.A's virtual lack of airplay and their album eventually went double platinum.^ While the album debuted at number five and went platinum, its funkier sound wasn't well-received.
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[10]
.Two months after Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E's solo debut was released.^ Straight Outta Compton (Album) 2002 .
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^ The group released their groundbreaking album, Straight Outta Compton in 1988 .
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^ Straight Outta Compton lyrics .

.Eazy-Duz-It was dominated by Eazy's persona - MC Ren, appearing on two songs, was the only guest rapper - but behind the scenes it was a group effort.^ In the two years between Cube’s departure and the group’s dissolution, N.W.A was dominated by Eazy’s near-parodic lyrics and Dre’s increasingly subtle and complex productions.
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^ The project will chronicle the rise and fall of the rap quartet, founded by Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and MC Ren, whose songs were so incendiary (i.e.
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^ In the two years between Cube\'s departure and the group\'s dissolution, N.W.A was dominated by Eazy\'s near-parodic lyrics and Dre\'s increasingly subtle and complex productions.
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Music was handled by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella, and the lyrics were largely written by Ren, with contributions from Ice Cube and The D.O.C. The album was another platinum success for Ruthless (in addition to girl group J.J. Fad in 1988 and singer Michel'le in 1989), also going double.[11] .1989 saw the re-issue of Straight Outta Compton on compact disc, and the release of The D.O.C.'s No One Can Do It Better.^ N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton .
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^ Straight Outta Compton / Express Yourself (CD, Album, RE, RM, Comp) .
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^ Straight Outta Compton (Cass, Album) .
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.The album was essentially a collaboration between "The D.O.C. and The Doctor" and notably free of "gangsta rap content", but culminated in the N.W.A posse cut "The Grand Finalé". It would be another number one album for the group.^ Artist Lyrics Biography Albums NWA Biography – N.W.A, the unapologetically violent and sexist pioneers of gangsta rap, are in many ways the most notorious group in the history of rap.
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^ A nasty feud between N.W.A and the departed rapper began that would culminate with Cube’s "No Vaseline," an attack on the group’s management released on his 1991 Death Certificate album.
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^ The group took topics like drugs, womanizing and violence and turned them into hits on their first album in 1987 called N.W.A. and the Posse.
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Post-Ice Cube

.Ice Cube left in early 1990 over royalty disputes;[1] having written 45% of Straight Outta Compton himself, he felt he was not getting a fair share of the money and profits.^ Ice Cube (vocals) until 1990 .

^ Stick w/ STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON and Ice Cube's first several solo CDs.

^ Straight Outta Compton lyrics 55.
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[12] .He wasted little time putting together his solo debut, 1990's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, but avoided mentioning his former label mates.^ Ihave been to AIWF shows and they are the most dumbest group to watch it was a waste of time and money to watch… .

^ Amerikkka's Most Wanted may have been controversial, but it paled next the furor surrounding Cube's second album, Death Certificate .
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^ Released in the spring of 1990, his debut Amerikkka's Most Wanted was an instant hit, going gold within its first two weeks of release.
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.N.W.A's next release was some five months later, the EP 100 Miles and Runnin', but would not be equally diplomatic.^ Explicit 100 Miles and Runnin' .
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^ Next Niggaz4life/100 Miles and Runnin' (22 reviews - read ) .
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^ The group quickly released an EP, 100 Miles and Runnin’, in 1990 before following it up early the next year with Efil4zaggin ("Niggaz 4 Life" spelled backward).
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They alluded to Ice Cube's departure in its eponymous single, with Dre rapping:
We started with five, but yo, one couldn't take it. So now it's four, cuz the fifth couldn't make it.
.The video for the song depicted the remaining members of N.W.A. together in a jail cell, while an Ice Cube look-alike is released.^ The project will chronicle the rise and fall of the rap quartet, founded by Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and MC Ren, whose songs were so incendiary (i.e.
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^ However, he wasn't having much success until Dr. Dre (born Andre Young) -- a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru -- and Ice Cube (born O'Shea Jackson) began writing songs for Ruthless.
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^ However, he wasn’t having much success until Dr. Dre (born Andre Young) -- a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru -- and Ice Cube (born O’Shea Jackson) began writing songs for Ruthless.
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Also heard on the EP (which found its way on Efil4zaggin) was "Real Niggaz", a full-blown diss on Cube where the remaining members accuse him of cowardice, and question his authenticity, longevity and originality:
.How the fuck you think a rapper lasts/With your ass sayin shit, that was said in the past/Yo, be original, your shit is sloppy/Get off the dick, you motherfucking carbon-copy."^ How do you think NWA out to come off to the public.
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^ If you’re interested, click on or copy/paste the following link into your browser, register and enjoy some quick cash: http://www.instantcashsweepstakes.com/invitations/ref_link/7310 .
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^ Last night, I thought,“I think the best scenario for the market tomorrow is actually to open “lower”; let off some steam.
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and "we started out with too much cargo/so I'm glad we got ridda Benedict Arnold.
The song "100 Miles and Runnin'" is also notable for being Dr. Dre's final uptempo record, which had been a common feature of late-'80s hip hop. .After this, he made a lower-tempo, synthesizer based sound known as G-funk, starting with "Alwayz Into Somethin'" from Efil4zaggin in 1991. G-funk dominated both the West and East Coast music scene after Dre left the group.^ Alwayz Into Somethin lyrics 8.
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^ Alwayz Into Somethin lyrics .

^ By now an outspoken critic of the highly publicized West Coast–East Coast hip-hop feud, Dre’s first post–Death Row single was “Been There, Done That.” Dre also discovered a white Detroit rapper named Eminem, whose Dre-produced albums made him as controversial as N.W.A had been a decade before.
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.N.W.A is referenced on Cube's 1990 EP, Kill at Will, where he name-checks his former group (likely in a mocking manner) on the song "Jackin' For Beats". On "I Gotta Say What Up!!!", Cube gives shout-outs to his rap peers at the time, among them Public Enemy, the Geto Boys, Sir Jinx, et cetera.^ The group quickly released an EP, 100 Miles and Runnin’, in 1990 before following it up early the next year with Efil4zaggin ("Niggaz 4 Life" spelled backward).
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^ The group quickly released an EP, 100 Miles and Runnin' , in 1990 before following it up early the next year with Efil4zaggin ("Niggaz 4 Life" spelled backward).
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^ The group quickly released an EP, 100 Miles and Runnin', in 1990 before following it up early the next year with Efil4zaggin ("N****z 4 Life" spelled backward).
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.At the end of the track, in what appears to be an on-the-phone interview, Ice Cube is asked, "Since you went solo, whatever happened to your crew?"^ Ice Cube interview - hypocrisy of censorship 3.
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^ Ice Cube interview .
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^ Ice Cube: What do you want me to do?
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and the interviewer is abruptly hung up on.
.The group's second full-length release, 1991's Efil4zaggin ("Niggaz4Life" spelled backwards), re-established the group in the face of Ice Cube's continued solo success.^ Because Ice Cube had written many lyrics, the group's 1991 album, Efil4zaggin, marked a new direction for N.W.A. Nonetheless, the new release occupied the number one spot on the charts without a hit single or play on radio stations and MTV. Once again, the group caused controversy.

^ The group quickly released an EP, 100 Miles and Runnin', in 1990 before following it up early the next year with Efil4zaggin ("Niggaz 4 Life" spelled backward).
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^ The group quickly released an EP, 100 Miles and Runnin', in 1990 before following it up early the next year with Efil4zaggin ("N****z 4 Life" spelled backward).
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The album is considered by many Dr. Dre's finest production work, and heralded the beginning of the "G-Funk era". It also showed a clear animosity towards their former member, and derogatory references to Ice Cube are found in several songs. .The interlude "A Message to B.A." echoes the beginning of his song "Turn Off the Radio" from AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted: in it, Ice Cube is first addressed by the name "Benedict Arnold" (after the infamous traitor of the American Revolution) but then named outright in a torrent of abuse from both the group and its fans: "When we see yo' ass, we gon' cut yo' hair off and fuck you with a broomstick", promised MC Ren.^ Yo fuck the police is the BEST n.w.a song ever.
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^ You are all fucking Fascists so fuck off!
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^ Ice Cube: But see people don't hear that, they hear what they want to hear.
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.The N.W.A-Ice Cube feud eventually escalated.^ Dre and Ice Cube continued to feud with Eazy E after leaving the band.
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.AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted had avoided direct attacks on N.W.A, but on Death Certificate, Ice Cube’s second full-length, he fired back.^ Amerikkka's Most Wanted may have been controversial, but it paled next the furor surrounding Cube's second album, Death Certificate .
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^ Ice Cube: What do you want me to do?
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^ A nasty feud between N.W.A and the departed rapper began that would culminate with Cube’s "No Vaseline," an attack on the group’s management released on his 1991 Death Certificate album.
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.He sampled and mocked the "Message to B.A." skit before embarking on a full-blown tirade, the infamous "No Vaseline". In a series of verses, Ice Cube addressed the group: " You lookin' like straight bozos, I saw it commin', that's why I went solo ...^ Ice Cube: What do you want me to do?
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^ A nasty feud between N.W.A and the departed rapper began that would culminate with Cube’s "No Vaseline," an attack on the group’s management released on his 1991 Death Certificate album.
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^ No Vaseline Ice Cube Death Certificate Lench Mob/Priority I was bored so i made a video for one of the best di...
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.You got jealous when I got my own company, but I'm a man, and ain't nobody helpin' me
."^ It’s nobody’s fault but you’re own.
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^ I see the answer to my own question: If you &quo ...
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He also responded to "100 Miles and Runnin'", explaining "I started off with too much cargo, dropped four Niggaz now I'm makin' all the dough", and then MC Ren, Dr. Dre and especially Eazy-E individually, using homosexual metaphors to describe their unequal business relationship with Jerry Heller, who becomes the target of very harsh criticism: "Get rid of that devil real simple, put a bullet in his temple ... cuz you can't be the "Niggaz 4 Life" crew, with a white Jew tellin' you what to do." .The song attracted controversy for its perceived anti-Semitism (the beginning of such allegations involving Ice Cube) for referencing Heller's religion;[13] the track was omitted from the U.K. release, and later pressings have had the words edited.^ For such a revolutionary figure, Ice Cube (b.
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^ In particular, "No Vaseline," a vicious attack on N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller, was perceived as anti-Semitic, and "Black Korea" was taken as a racist invocation to burn down all Korean-owned grocery stores.
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^ Ice Cube: We did, that's the song called "Dopeman" It tells what happens when you sell dope.
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The increasingly violent content was reflected in real life —on January 27, 1991, Dr. Dre assaulted Dee Barnes, host of the hip hop show Pump It Up, after its coverage[14] of the N.W.A/Ice Cube beef.
According to Rolling Stone reporter Alan Light:[15]
.He picked her up and "began slamming her face and the right side of her body repeatedly against a wall near the stairway" as his bodyguard held off the crowd.^ Most wrestling events either kick off with an exciting match to get the crowd pumped up, or with a promo that serves to do the same.

^ Speaking of events in Vancouver, two of the greatest teams in ECCW history will also face off on January 2nd, as Scotty Mac & Dropkick Murphy go up against Ladies Choice & "Rocket" Randy Tyler.
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After Dre tried to throw her down the stairs and failed, he began kicking her in the ribs and hands. She escaped and ran into the women's rest room. .Dre followed her and "grabbed her from behind by the hair and proceeded to punch her in the back of the head.^ The following are some people associated with "N.W.A." Dr. Dre (American musician) MAGAZINES SOURCES CLASSICS EBOOKS NWA to bring back training.
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Despite a lawsuit, the group was unrepentant. .MC Ren later stated, "bitch deserved it"—Eazy-E, "yeah, bitch had it coming."^ Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella & MC Ren interview – sex, change of lifestyle 9.
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^ Ice Cube Eazy-E Dr. Dre MC Ren Yella .
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^ (Eazy-E) Pandemonium (MC Ren) Paris Presents: Hard Truth Soldiers Vol.
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.As Dre described it: "People talk all this shit, but you know, somebody fuck with me, I'm gonna fuck with them.^ You are all fucking Fascists so fuck off!
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^ You can insult people all you want.

^ BRIEF HISTORY OF LOSERS LIKE HIM: You'd think terrorists would know that it's probably a bad idea to fuck around on an airplane, because people on airplanes who are near them will undoubtedly kick the shit out of them on the regular, and ask questions later.
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.I just did it, you know.^ If you must know I just had twins.

^ You might think but I know.If you would ever just listen you might learn something.It’s like this if the show suck so bad then stay home and watch the real wrestling.

^ Why don’t you just shut up and realize you don’t know shit and wrestling.

.Ain't nothing you can do now by talking about it.^ NOw I am done talking to you asses.

^ If you missed it, a lot of people have been talking about the XXL Article (click here to read) and Freddie Gibbs being on the cover of L.A. Weekly.
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^ Eazy E: You're talking about the whole album?
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.Besides, it ain't no big thing—I just threw her through a door."^ I have no problems with them personally, I just don’t agree with ceratin things they do, and I’ll deal with that when the time is right.

[15]
.In this time as well the demographic which were interested in the group also began to change.^ [In the past] past most rap groups thought that they were going to stay at the top for a longer period of time, and they were going to stay at the top for a longer period of time, and they changed a little too late, they changed as they were going on the downhill.
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.Although they still rapped about similar themes of the "gangster life" in Compton and South Central Los Angeles, without Ice Cube they were not as serious and hardly political at all, as they were on Straight Outta Compton.^ Stick w/ STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON and Ice Cube's first several solo CDs.

^ Straight Outta Compton (4 reviews - read ) .
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^ Straight Outta Compton - Priority 1989 .

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The end of N.W.A

.1991's Niggaz4Life would be the group's final album.^ A nasty feud between N.W.A and the departed rapper began that would culminate with Cube's "No Vaseline," an attack on the group's management released on his 1991 Death Certificate album.
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^ A nasty feud between N.W.A and the departed rapper began that would culminate with Cube’s "No Vaseline," an attack on the group’s management released on his 1991 Death Certificate album.
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^ A nasty feud between N.W.A and the departed rapper began that would culminate with Cube 's "No Vaseline," an attack on the group's management released on his 1991 Death Certificate album.
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After Dr. Dre, The D.O.C. and Michel'le's departure from Ruthless for Death Row Records, in which Eazy-E was allegedly coerced into signing away their contracts (while however retaining a portion of their publishing rights), a bitter rivalry ensued.[1] Dr. Dre began the exchange with Death Row's first release, 1992's "Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')", and its accompanying video featured a character named Sleazy-E who ran around desperately trying to get money. The insults continued on The Chronic with "Bitches Ain't Shit". Eazy-E responded in 1993 with the EP It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa and the tracks "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" and "It's On". Eazy-E accused Dr. Dre of homosexual tendencies, calling him a "she thang", and the music video for "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" shows promo pictures of him wearing make-up and a sequined jumpsuit. The photos were from Dr. Dre's World Class Wreckin' Cru days, when such fashions were the style of West Coast Electro hop prior to N.W.A's popularizing of gangsta rap.
.After Eazy-E's AIDS-related death on March 26, 1995, all bad blood between the group ceased.^ In the two years between Cube's departure and the group's dissolution, N.W.A was dominated by Eazy's near-parodic lyrics and Dre's increasingly subtle and complex productions.
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^ In the two years between Cube’s departure and the group’s dissolution, N.W.A was dominated by Eazy’s near-parodic lyrics and Dre’s increasingly subtle and complex productions.
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^ Ren and Yella both released solo albums, which were largely ignored, and Eazy continued to record albums that turned him into a complete self-parody until his tragic death from AIDS in March 1995.
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Dr. Dre and Ice Cube would later express their re-evaluated feelings to their old friend on 1999's "What's The Difference" and "Chin Check", 2000's "Hello", and 2006's "Growin' Up".

Reunions and legacy

Having both found themselves exploited by Ruthless Records, tensions eased between Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Ice Cube made a cameo appearance in Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride" video in 1993. The two recorded the hit song "Natural Born Killaz" for Snoop Doggy Dogg's 1994 short film and soundtrack Murder Was the Case. MC Ren appeared on Dre's 1999 album The Chronic 2001, and the three remaining N.W.A emcees would reunite for "Hello", from Ice Cube's 2000 album War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc), featuring the hook "I started this gangsta shit/And this the motherfucking thanks I get?". The West Coast and "gangsta" music scene had however fallen out of the spotlight since the death of Tupac Shakur in 1996, and it was only after Dr. Dre's successful patronage of Eminem and his ensuing comeback album 2001 would the genre and its artists regain the national spotlight. .2000's all-star Up In Smoke Tour would reunite much of the N.W.A and Death Row families, and during time spent on the road Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and honorary member Snoop Dogg began recording in a mobile studio.^ Original members Ice Cube , Dr. Dre...
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^ A nasty feud between N.W.A and the departed rapper began that would culminate with Cube's "No Vaseline," an attack on the group's management released on his 1991 Death Certificate album.
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^ However, he wasn't having much success until Dr. Dre (born Andre Young) — a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru — and Ice Cube (born O'Shea Jackson) began writing songs for Ruthless.
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.A comeback album entitled Not These Niggaz Again was planned[16] (and would include DJ Yella, who had not been present on the tour).^ September 2009 at 11:16 am Amanda said: Well I mean I guess if he hit the author in the face with a shovel, then that is his opinion and he would obviously be completely entitled to it.

^ Wrestlers like Ric Flair for example, who held the NWA title would go on tours of other member promotions.
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.But due to busy and conflicting schedules, and the obstacles of coordinating three different record labels (Priority, No Limit and Interscope), obtaining the rights to the name "N.W.A", and endorsing the whole project to gain exclusive rights, the album never materialized.^ Even though the group was at the peak of their popularity, Dre began to make efforts to leave the crew, due to conflicting egos and what he perceived as an unfair record deal.
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^ Three years later he revived his barely used Lench Mobb label for his solo comeback album, Laugh Now, Cry Later .
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[17] Only two tracks from these sessions would be released - "Chin Check" (with Snoop Dogg as a member of N.W.A) from 1999's Next Friday soundtrack) and "Hello" from Ice Cube's 2000 album War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) - both songs would appear on N.W.A's remastered and re-released Greatest Hits.
.There would also be partial reunions on "Set It Off", from Snoop Dogg's Tha Last Meal (2000), which featured MC Ren and Ice Cube as well as former Death Row "Inmates", and The D.O.C.'s "The Shit", from his 2003 album Deuce, which featured MC Ren, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Six-Two.^ No Vaseline Ice Cube Death Certificate Lench Mob/Priority I was bored so i made a video for one of the best di...
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^ Dre) WC - The Shadiest One (Ice Cube) WC - Ghetto Heisman (Ice Cube & MC Ren) WC - Guilty By Affilliation (Ice Cube) We're All In The Same Gang Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Volume 3 (MC Ren) Wild Wild West (Dr.
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^ Dre) Thug Radio Mixtape 14: Ridin' (Ice Cube) Thug Radio Mixtape 15: Hard As Steel (Ice Cube) Thug Radio Mixtape XV: Want That Old Thing Back (Ice Cube) Thug Radio Mixtape 16: Bang On 'Em (Ice Cube) Thug Radio Mixtape 18: Raw Shit (Ice Cube & MC Ren) Thug Radio Mixtape 19: Gonna Make A Change (Ice Cube) Justin Timberlake - Recrimination (Dr.
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Dr. Dre and DJ Yella were present in the studio for the latter song. .In addition to the Greatest Hits originally released by Priority in 1996, Capitol and Ruthless Records released The N.W.A Legacy, Vol.^ Priority Records , Priority Records , Virgin , Ruthless Records .
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^ Ruthless Records , Priority Records , Capitol Records .
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^ Ruthless Records , Priority Records .
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.1: 1988-1998
in 1998, an album that contained only three songs from the actual group but various solo tracks from the five members.^ N.W.A.’s first album, N.W.A and the Posse, was released in 1987, but it is 1988’s Straight Outta Compton that has endured as the group’s genre-defining double platinum masterpiece.
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^ In 1988, “Gangsta Gangsta,” “F*** Tha Police,” and “Express Yourself” were the only songs that matched Public Enemy in incendiary politics and chaotic sonic assault.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (1988) By nwa .
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The success of the album prompted a second volume, The N.W.A Legacy, Vol. .2, two years later.^ Three years later, two of them were dead.

^ War & Peace-The War Disc followed in 1998; its sequel, The Peace Disc , followed two years later.
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.It followed the same format of the first album, containing only three "N.W.A" tracks and many songs from them as solo artists.^ EPW Adelaide is excited to bring you their first DVD release with many more to follow.

^ He went to New York with his new posse, Da Lench Mob , and recorded his first solo album with Public Enemy's production team, the Bomb Squad.
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^ At the press of a button, the 'Artist Link' function will search every artist, album and song stored on the device and offer suggestions of artists and...

.In 2007, a new greatest hits package was released, The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge.^ The Best of NWA:The Strength of Street Knowledge Add to My Profile .
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^ The Best Of N.W.A: The Strength Of Street Knowledge 1.
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^ Next N.W.A.: Greatest Hits Hip Hop/Rap, Dec 2002 Listen in iTunes Straight Outta Compton Hip Hop/Rap, Sep 2002 Listen in iTunes The Best of N.W.A. - The Strength of Street Knowledge Hip Hop/Rap, Dec 2006 Listen in iTunes Niggaz4life Hip Hop/Rap, Sep 2002 Listen in iTunes Straight Outta Compton (20th Anniversary Edition) Hip Hop/Rap, Dec 2007 Listen in iTunes Straight Outta Compton Hip Hop/Rap, Oct 2002 Listen in iTunes The Best of N.W.A. - The Strength of Street Knowledge Hip Hop/Rap, Dec 2006 Listen in iTunes N.W.A. and the Posse Hip Hop/Rap, May 1989 Listen in iTunes Straight Outta Compton (20th Anniversary Edition) Hip Hop/Rap, Dec 2007 Listen in iTunes N.W.A and Their Family Reunion Hip Hop/Rap, Sep 2008 Listen in iTunes Gangsta Memorial Edition Hip Hop/Rap, Dec 2007 Listen in iTunes Starring...Eazy E Hip Hop/Rap, Dec 2007 Listen in iTunes Gangsta Memorial Edition (Remastered) Hip Hop/Rap, Dec 2007 Listen in iTunes The Last Real N***a Alive (And That's Real Talk) Hip Hop/Rap, May 2009 Listen in iTunes Starring...
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Future biopic

.New Line Cinema reps announced to Entertainment Weekly's "Hollywood Insider Blog" that N.W.A's story is in development to become a theatrical release in 2010. According to IMDB the script was researched and written by filmmaker S. Leigh Savidge and radio veteran Alan Wenkus who worked closely with Eazy E's widow Tomica Wright.^ ET) - Dynamite Hack , currently riding high with its melodramatic interpretation of Eazy-E s "Boyz-N-The Hood," is touring and trying to work in a new drummer at the same time...
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Producing the film will be Tomica Wright, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. A director has not been chosen yet; however, the producers are reportedly seeking a helmer on par with 8 Mile director Curtis Hanson. The cast has yet to be disclosed. .MC Ren and DJ Yella have not yet commented on whether or not they will be involved in the production.^ Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella & MC Ren interview – sex, change of lifestyle 9.
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^ Dre, DJ Yella & MC Ren interview - Compton and “gangsta rap” 5.
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^ DJ Yella (the DJ was back in his name) expressed interest in the project, but was not approached for the various interviews and live appearances that MC Ren, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre were making.
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Main artists

Eazy-E

.Eric Wright was a former Compton drug dealer when he founded Ruthless Records with Jerry Heller, and the two would oversee numerous platinum-selling releases, most notably those of N.W.A. He was said to be the leader of the group until they split up.^ N.W.A.'s second record, Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless, 1988), not only kicked open the door but also blasted it off the hinges and burned down the house.
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^ The documentary features new interviews with Ice Cube, DJ Yella, Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright, former manager Jerry Heller, Ice-T, journalist Cheo Coker, and director John Singleton.
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^ The two started writing for Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, a former drug dealer who’d started Ruthless Records with his profits; Eazy needed material for a group he’d signed to the label, HBO. When HBO rejected Cube and Dre’s “Boyz-n-the-Hood,” about the South Central town of Compton, Eazy-E decided to record the song himself.
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After the group's break-up - while Death Row Records remade hip hop in its image - Eazy-E's solo career was largely dominated by his hip hop rivalry Ruthless vs. Death Row feud with Dr. Dre, evidenced by records such as the Platinum EP It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa which featured the famous 'diss' towards Dr. Dre in the song "Real Muthaphukkin G's". Nonetheless, he continued to run Ruthless Records, releasing albums by MC Ren, Above the Law, and in 1994, the four-times platinum debut of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
.Eazy was working on a come-back album, Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton which would have involved artists such as 2Pac, Guns N' Roses and Notorious B.I.G when he checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on March 16, 1995, believing he had asthma.^ They didn't collaborate often, but in 1994 they worked on material that would eventually end up on Eazy-E's Str8 Off The Streetz Of Muthaphukkin' Compton and Eternal E albums.
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^ Ren and Yella both released solo albums, which were largely ignored, and Eazy continued to record albums that turned him into a complete self-parody until his tragic death from AIDS in March 1995.
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^ Deeds crowed on about how he would finish off Phantasmo, prompting the masked man to run from the back and attack Deeds!
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.In a publicized statement on March 20, Eazy-E announced he had contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.^ The diagnosis was far more serious: he had contracted AIDS. Eazy announced his plight to the public shortly thereafter, winning admiration for his straightforward attitude.
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.Six days later, Eric Wright succumbed to the disease.^ Eric "Eazy-E" Wright was born September 7, 1964, in Compton, CA, a rough part of the Los Angeles metro area that N.W.A. would later make notorious.
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.He was 31. On his death bed days before, Eazy married long-term girlfriend and mother of his child Tomica Woods, and she inherited his share of Ruthless Records.^ At this point, Yella's contract with Eazy's Ruthless Records had run out, but his loyalty to his former boss prevented him from leaving his side.
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^ One of the first stars of this collective was Eazy-E, who'd recorded his first solo album the year before and had a memorable solo single off Posse with 'Boyz N The Hood'.

^ Statecraft by Obama: How Long Before Enemies Everywhere for Capper The Single-Payer Goes Banko "Adjustments" of the Temperature Record Sen.
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Dr. Dre

.Andre Young began his career as a DJ for electro-hop group the World Class Wreckin' Cru, and was featured on their 1984 debut 12-inch single, "Surgery". The fashions of this period would later come back to haunt Dre several years later during a feud with Eazy-E.^ "The World's Most Dangerous Group" spawned three of the most important figures in gangsta rap’s evolution: the late rapper and entrepreneur Eazy-E, street lyricist extraordinaire Ice Cube, and mega-producer Dr. Dre.
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^ But even as the World Class Wreckin' Cru became one of southern California's most popular rap acts, Dr. Dre and DJ Yella were pursuing other production opportunities, one of which came from a new label (Ruthless) formed by Eazy-E. Along with Ice Cube, they wrote a single named "Boyz-n-the Hood" that was initially offered to the Ruthless act HBO, but later prompted the entire crew to form as N.W.A. After street-level singles like "Dopeman" and "8 Ball" became huge local hits, the World Class Wreckin' Cru became less of a priority for both Dr. Dre and Yella.
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^ Andre Young, February 18, 1965) became involved in hip-hop during the early '80s, performing at house parties and clubs with the World Class Wreckin' Cru around South Central Los Angeles, and making a handful of recordings along the way.
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After two albums and allegations of mispayment, Dr. Dre and fellow World Class Wreckin' Cru member DJ Yella left Alonzo William's Kru-Cut Records for Eazy-E and Jerry Heller's Ruthless Records in 1986, where they would move into production.
.After producing several platinum-selling albums for Ruthless, Dre found himself regarded as one of the top producers in hip hop but once again under-compensated for his work.^ Along with Run-D.M.C.'s self-titled debut album and Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Straight Outta Compton stands as one of the pivotal recordings in hip-hop's history.
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^ For the next four years, it was virtually impossible to hear mainstream hip-hop that wasn't affected in some way by Dr. Dre and his patented G-Funk.
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^ The FT reports that the Apple (AAPL) iPhone was one of the top 10 selling handsets in Q4 07.
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.Together with The D.O.C., he would leave to form Death Row Records, and embark on a solo career unmatched by any of the N.W.A alumni.^ The following year, Dre left the group to form Death Row Records with Suge Knight.
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^ Dre left the group to form Death Row Records with Suge Knight in early 1992.
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^ After Death Row's implosion, Dre started Aftermath Records.
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Dr. Dre's 1992 solo The Chronic would introduce the world to the sounds of G-Funk and rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, whose five-times platinum debut would be the last album entirely produced by Dre. While Death Row began its near-domination of hip hop, this marked the end of Dr. Dre's prolific era.
Dr. Dre left Death Row before its eventual self-destruction, and would form his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. After years of fruitless and failed projects, most notably that of the 1997 supergroup The Firm, Dr. Dre's reputation would be vindicated with the phenomenal success of Eminem in 1999, leading to the West Coast comeback album, 2001. .Dre's success continued with that of Eminem, and in a joint-venture, the two signed 50 Cent in 2002, who would go on to sell over 20 million records.^ Dre brought Yella into the group when a track they had produced and written for another group, "Boyz in the Hood," was turned down by the rappers who were originally going to do it.
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^ Wrestlers like Ric Flair for example, who held the NWA title would go on tours of other member promotions.
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^ E seized the opportunity to release a solo project later in the year, titled Eazy Duz It , which would be the only full-length album he would complete; it would sell well over two-million copies.
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Dr. Dre meanwhile has developed into a master of the recording process, and maintains his status as one of hip hop's premier producers. A long delayed third solo album, Detox, has been anticipated for several years.

Ice Cube

.Ice Cube left N.W.A at the peak of their popularity in late 1989 but would become a highly successful rapper in his own right.^ Raised in south-central Los Angles, where both of his parents had jobs at UCLA, Cube didn't become involved with B-Boy culture until his late teens.
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^ Most of the group's political threat left with Ice Cube when he departed in late 1989 amidst many financial disagreements.
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^ Initially, the group's relentless attack appeared to be serious, vital commentary, and it even provoked the FBI to caution N.W.A.'s record company, but following Ice Cube's departure late 1989, the group began to turn to self-parody.
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.By 2008 he had released eight solo albums.^ He continued to release solo albums and kept Ruthless going strong, signing Cleveland's sing-song speed rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
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^ MC Ren, arguably the most underrated member of the crew, has released several solo albums throughout the years.
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^ Cube continued to release solo albums throughout the '90s, although their quality level dipped dramatically since his early classics.
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.Whereas N.W.A rapped about gang life on the street, Ice Cube continued to include social commentary on his records on subjects such as gun control in the ghetto and the 1992 Los Angeles riots.^ For such a revolutionary figure, Ice Cube (b.
  • Thug Radio 10 January 2010 2:58 UTC thugradio.net [Source type: General]

^ "The World's Most Dangerous Group" spawned three of the most important figures in gangsta rap’s evolution: the late rapper and entrepreneur Eazy-E, street lyricist extraordinaire Ice Cube, and mega-producer Dr. Dre.
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^ Following a split with Ice Cube in 1990, N.W.A continued as a foursome and reached even greater commercial heights.
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.His political albums are most remembered for referring to America as AmeriKKKa, as well as addressing hypocrisy and issues such as gang life and racism.^ He soon left for New York to record his first solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Priority, 1990), with Public Enemy producers the Bomb Squad.
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^ Amerikkka's Most Wanted may have been controversial, but it paled next the furor surrounding Cube's second album, Death Certificate .
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^ BDP's early albums were hardcore but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, but Dre's records with N.W.A. celebrated the hedonistic, amoralistic side of gang life.
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.All of his solo albums, except his first, debuted in the top five.^ Upon its release in December of 1992, The Predator became the first album to debut at number one on both the pop and R&B charts.
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^ He soon left for New York to record his first solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Priority, 1990), with Public Enemy producers the Bomb Squad.
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^ He went to New York with his new posse, Da Lench Mob , and recorded his first solo album with Public Enemy's production team, the Bomb Squad.
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.His first three albums (AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Death Certificate, and The Predator) were big hits; they all achieved platinum status, and were greeted with rave reviews by critics.^ Then when you saw that I am completely logical, and by all means the most sane person in this discussion, you wanted to strike it?

^ Upon its release in December of 1992, The Predator became the first album to debut at number one on both the pop and R&B charts.
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^ Amerikkka's Most Wanted may have been controversial, but it paled next the furor surrounding Cube's second album, Death Certificate .
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.His fourth solo effort, Lethal Injection, was recorded on the back of projects with his crew, Da Lench Mob, and starring in Boyz-N-The Hood.^ He went to New York with his new posse, Da Lench Mob , and recorded his first solo album with Public Enemy's production team, the Bomb Squad.
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^ Even though the group was at the peak of their popularity, Dre began to make efforts to leave the crew, due to conflicting egos and what he perceived as an unfair record deal.
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^ Eazy asked Cube to write a rap, and he presented them with "Boyz N Da Hood," which was rejected.
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Ice Cube has experience as a film actor and director, starring in films such as Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next, Three Kings, xXx: State of the Union, Barbershop, Are We There Yet?, Anaconda and Are We Done Yet? He has also released a reality TV series in March 2006, named Black. White.. .He released the album, Laugh Now, Cry Later, in 2006 on his own record company, Da Lench Mob Records.^ In 1994, he wrote and produced Da Lench Mob's debut Guerillas in the Mist , and produced Kam's debut Neva Again, releasing a remix and rarities collection Bootlegs & B-Sides at the end of the year.
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^ The D.O.C. still makes music and runs his own label out of Dallas/Fort Worth; he released an album called Deuce (Red Urban) in 2003.
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^ The record he had been working on, Str8 Off The Streetz Of Muthaphuckin Compton , was released posthumously (in unfinished form) later on in the year.
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Ice Cube's Raw Footage was released on August 19, 2008.

MC Ren

As the N.W.A album Niggaz4Life reached the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 in 1991, financial conflict between Dr. Dre and Ruthless Records led to the group disbanding. .Eazy-E, along with the group's manager Jerry Heller, was accused of skimming money.^ By this time, Dre was also suspicious of Eazy and Heller's money management.
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^ The documentary features new interviews with Ice Cube, DJ Yella, Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright, former manager Jerry Heller, Ice-T, journalist Cheo Coker, and director John Singleton.
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^ ET) - Former N.W.A. and Eazy-E manager Jerry Heller won an appeal in Los Angeles s Second District Court Of Appeals last week in his libel action against publishing house Doubleday and...
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Dr. Dre left to form Death Row Records and MC Ren subsequently released his debut album with the help of Eazy-E in 1992, entitled Kizz My Black Azz. .With little commercial promotion, the album went platinum.^ While the album debuted at number five and went platinum, its funkier sound wasn't well-received.
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.MC Ren's next album, Life Sentence, was scrapped due to the fact that he converted to Islam and changed a lot of his old views.^ Ren subsequently converted to the Nation of Islam, which helped out relations with the remainder of N.W.A.; he patched up his differences with Ice Cube, and remained neutral in the heated feud between Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. Meanwhile, he released his first full-length album, Shock Of The Hour , in 1993 (the original title, "Life Sentence," was changed following his conversion).
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^ MC Ren, arguably the most underrated member of the crew, has released several solo albums throughout the years.
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^ After a lot of thinking and planning about where I want this site to go over the next year I have decided that I should change my name.
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.Shock of the Hour was released the next year in 1993. It also features the single "Mayday on the Frontline" which appeared in the film CB4. Following this, there was the release 'Forget What Ya Heard'. Two years followed before an E.P. sampler for the 'Villain In Black' album hit the streets.^ Ren subsequently converted to the Nation of Islam, which helped out relations with the remainder of N.W.A.; he patched up his differences with Ice Cube, and remained neutral in the heated feud between Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. Meanwhile, he released his first full-length album, Shock Of The Hour , in 1993 (the original title, "Life Sentence," was changed following his conversion).
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^ Dre's first album for Aftermath, the various artists collection Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath received considerable media attention, but the record didn't become a hit, despite the presence of his hit single, "Been There Done That."
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^ Cube spent the next few years devoting his time to film.
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This particular 12" is considered a collectors' item. .Incidentally, during the 1992-94 period, Ren along with the likes of Dre, Warren G (Dre's half brother) Eazy-E and Snoop Doggy Dogg were instrumental in pioneering what would become known as 'G Funk' - a direct evolution from the N.W.A sound.^ In March 2000, N.W.A. had a reunion of sorts, as Dre, Cube and Ren performed live, with Snoop filling in for Eazy.
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^ Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-Funk.
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^ After a few years of relative inactivity, N.W.A. reunion rumors ran rampant, with the general idea being that Snoop Dogg could take Eazy-E's place.
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.This sound can be traced back as far as the 1987 N.W.A release 'Dopeman'. However it wasn't until the N.W.A group split that the likes of Ren, Dre and Eazy developed their own brand of G Funk.^ This led to the group's first full-length, N.W.A. and the Posse (Ruthless, 1987), a compilation-style effort that also showcased homies like MC Ren, The D.O.C. and Arabian Prince, who soon became full-fledged members of the team.
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^ Investment groups and Air France have given indications that they would like to own a piece of the Italian carrier.
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^ On his own, he reworked George Clinton's elastic funk into the self-styled G-Funk, a slow-rolling variation that relied more on sound than content.
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.MC Ren's "Same Old Shit" and "Fuck What Ya Heard" being good examples of his own style.^ Still being a good sport about it, he appeared in a video with the old members and agreed to work on their reunion album after their 2000 Up in Smoke tour.
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^ Dre left the group over his contract with Eazy-E in 1992, leaving MC Ren to wander off on his own while Yella and Eazy-E agreed to continue working together.
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^ (Thug Radio Mixtape) (Eazy-E & MC Ren) Phuck U Symphony II: Fuck Song (Thug Radio Mixtape) The Player's Club (Ice Cube) Po' Broke 'N' Lonely?
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Soon after, DJ Train died in a house fire before the release of The Villain in Black (1996). .Before leaving Ruthless Records, MC Ren released Ruthless for Life (1998) which proved a worthy comeback.^ MC Ren, arguably the most underrated member of the crew, has released several solo albums throughout the years.
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^ At this point, Yella's contract with Eazy's Ruthless Records had run out, but his loyalty to his former boss prevented him from leaving his side.
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^ Ren further updated his sound on 1998's Ruthless For Life , which briefly made the R&B Top 20.
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He appeared on the posse cut "Some L.A. Niggaz" from Dr. Dre's 2001 album, but only took part in the intro, speaking. In 2000 he appeared on the song "Hello" which featured Dr. Dre and Ice Cube on Ice Cube's War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) album. .He joined the Up In Smoke Tour that same year.^ Still being a good sport about it, he appeared in a video with the old members and agreed to work on their reunion album after their 2000 Up in Smoke tour.
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.MC Ren would go on to release the straight-to-DVD movie entitled Lost in the Game in 2004. The Soundtrack for Lost In The Game was later released in 2009 thru Twilite Entertainment Group.^ Dre left the group over his contract with Eazy-E in 1992, leaving MC Ren to wander off on his own while Yella and Eazy-E agreed to continue working together.
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^ MC Ren, arguably the most underrated member of the crew, has released several solo albums throughout the years.
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^ In the Movies, a compilation of soundtrack cuts, was put together for a 2007 release.
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.His most recent work has appeared on more politically-oriented projects such as Paris' album Hard Truth Soldiers Vol.^ Thomas: Walmart has worked hard to get branding messaging more focused in last few years across all touchpoints.

^ Still being a good sport about it, he appeared in a video with the old members and agreed to work on their reunion album after their 2000 Up in Smoke tour.
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^ (Eazy-E) Pandemonium (MC Ren) Paris Presents: Hard Truth Soldiers Vol.
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.1 as well as on Public Enemy's album Rebirth of a Nation (2006).^ He soon left for New York to record his first solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Priority, 1990), with Public Enemy producers the Bomb Squad.
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^ He went to New York with his new posse, Da Lench Mob , and recorded his first solo album with Public Enemy's production team, the Bomb Squad.
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^ Dre) Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (Ice Cube) Public Enemy Featuring Paris - Rebirth Of A Nation (MC Ren) Put Yourself Out - Grand Theft Audio 2 (Eazy-E) R Rap Or Die Vol.
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.MC Ren appeared on the 2006 edition of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors talking about Eazy-E in the tribute to him.^ In fact, I just did another new mixtape with him last week, and have done countless projects and other stuff with him- This article misconstrues it as if he is talking about me, which is not true.
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^ Prosecuting attourneys are MC Ren Ice Cube and Eazy muthafuckin E. Order order order.
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^ Dre left the group over his contract with Eazy-E in 1992, leaving MC Ren to wander off on his own while Yella and Eazy-E agreed to continue working together.
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.In 2009, MC Ren released his comeback album, Renincarnated after 11 years since the 1998 release, Ruthless for Life.^ He continued to release solo albums and kept Ruthless going strong, signing Cleveland's sing-song speed rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
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^ MC Ren, arguably the most underrated member of the crew, has released several solo albums throughout the years.
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^ September 2009 at 11:47 pm The Gov. Not since the days of “Gotcha last Ass Tag” have I witnessed anything so childish!

He also performed with Cypress Hill in their 2001 album Stoned Raiders, in the song Southland Killers.

DJ Yella

.DJ Yella was the lone member to remain loyal to Eazy-E after the breakup.^ Yellow"), he was the sole member of the group to stay loyal to Eazy-E while the other members threw around accusations of missing money and bad business deals.
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.He continued producing Ruthless and Eazy-E records, most notably the hit Gold single 'For Tha Love Of Money' from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's debut EP Creepin on ah Come Up.^ He continued to release solo albums and kept Ruthless going strong, signing Cleveland's sing-song speed rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
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^ He soon left for New York to record his first solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (Priority, 1990), with Public Enemy producers the Bomb Squad.
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^ At this point, Yella's contract with Eazy's Ruthless Records had run out, but his loyalty to his former boss prevented him from leaving his side.
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.He also claimed he was the lone member of N.W.A to be at Eazy-E's deathbed when he died.^ Eazy-E died three months after those recording sessions, with Yella claiming he was the only N.W.A. member to see Eazy-E in the hospital before he fell into a coma, despite different claims from Dre and Ice Cube.
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.After the death of his friend, DJ Yella released his debut solo album as a tribute to his former band-mate, but as with N.W.A, DJ Yella did not touch the mic; instead, he hired guest rappers such as Dirty Red, Dresta, Traci Nelson, Leicy Loc, B.G. Knocc Out, and Kokane to perform.^ He continued to release solo albums and kept Ruthless going strong, signing Cleveland's sing-song speed rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
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^ Upon its release in December of 1992, The Predator became the first album to debut at number one on both the pop and R&B charts.
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^ The D.O.C. still makes music and runs his own label out of Dallas/Fort Worth; he released an album called Deuce (Red Urban) in 2003.
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Arabian Prince

.Arabian Prince departed the group for a solo career in 1988. His progressive album Brother Arab made the bottom of the R&B and Pop Charts in 1989. His album credits include Where's My Bytches and "She's Got a Big Posse" as well as work on N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton and production for various other West Coast hip-hop artists.^ West Coast Posse 1 (3xCD) .
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^ N.W.A.'s second record, Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless, 1988), not only kicked open the door but also blasted it off the hinges and burned down the house.
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^ Rarely does a group emerge, drop several classic yet extremely controversial albums, endure an ugly breakup, launch successful solo careers and then continue its legacy through different entertainment avenues and new multi-Platinum artists.
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.In 2008 he released an album entitled Innovative Life: The Anthology.^ Innovative Life • The Anthology • 1984-1989 (Comp, Album) ◄ (4 versions) .
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^ Innovative Life - The Anthology 1984-1989 (2x12", Comp, Album) .
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^ Innovative Life • The Anthology • 1984-1989 (CD, Comp) .
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Discography

Albums

Compilations

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  • Greatest Hits (1996)
  • Straight Outta Compton: N.W.A 10th Anniversary Tribute (1998)
  • The N.W.A Legacy, Vol.^ N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton .
    • N.W.A on Yahoo! Music 10 January 2010 2:58 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Straight Outta Compton Alwayz Into Somethin' Automobile A Bitch Is A Bitch Popular Songs .
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    ^ Straight Outta Compton / Express Yourself (CD, Album, RE, RM, Comp) .
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    1: 1988-1998
    (1999)
  • The N.W.A Legacy, Vol. 2 (2002)
  • The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge (2006)
  • Straight Outta Compton (20th Anniversary) (2007)
  • Family Tree (2008)

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N.W.A were an American rap group, and its members were Eazy-E, MC Ren, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. The rap group started in 1986 and lasted until 1991.


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