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N.W.A

Formed: 1986 in Los Angeles, CA
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Disbanded: 1991
Genre: R&B, Rap
Group Members: Eazy-E, Ice Cube, The Arabian Prince, MC Ren, Dr. Dre, The D.O.C., Yella, DJ Yella
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. Emerging in the late '80s, when Public Enemy had rewritten the rules of hardcore rap by proving that it could be intelligent, revolutionary, and socially aware, N.W.A ...Read full biography
Straight Outta Compton
Released: 1988
Label: Ruthless Records
Critics' Rating:
Straight Outta Compton wasn't quite the first gangsta rap album, but it was the first one to find a popular audience, and its sensibility virtually defined the genre from its 1988 release on. It established ...Read full review
'Straight Outta Compton' [Bonus Tracks]
Released: 1988
Label: EMI
Critics' Rating:
Straight Outta Compton wasn't quite the first gangsta rap album, but it was the first one to find a popular audience, and its sensibility virtually defined the genre from its 1988 release on. It established ...Read full review
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