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Compton, California, United States (1986 – 1991)

N.W.A (abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Compton, California, United States widely considered one of the seminal acts of the sub-genre, sometimes credited as the most important group in the history of hip hop. Active from 1986 to 1991, the rap group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics, and was subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S. radio stations. In spite of this, the group has sold over 10 million CD units in the U.S. alone.

The original lineup consisted of Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube,and MC Ren; Arabian Prince embarked on a solo career in 1989 and Ice Cube left in December of that year over royalty disputes. Several members would later become platinum-selling solo artists in the 1990s. Their debut album Straight Outta Compton marked the beginning of the new gangsta rap era as the production and social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre. Rolling Stone ranked N.W.A number 83 on their list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”

The group released two albums, “Straight Outta Compton” (1988) and “Niggaz4Life” (1991) before disbanding in 1991. The group also released a compilation record, “N.W.A. and the Posse” (1987) and an EP, “100 Miles And Runnin’ ” (1990).There was also a “Greatest Hits” compilation released (1996). Both Straight Outta Compton (2002) and Greatest Hits (2003) have been Re-Issued with extra tracks.


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  • Lil-Leevy

    N.W.A. for life on GANGSTA RAP scene.

    10 Jan 6:45am Reply
  • SerenadeinLead

    L.A.'s answer to Public Enemy. Think about it. [4] it's like "hey y'all, we got our niggaz too"

    9 Jan 4:00am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    L.A.'s answer to Public Enemy. Think about it. [3]

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    L.A.'s answer to Public Enemy. Think about it. [2] Kinda, I see what your saying. I always saw them as Compton's Most Wanted but more political.

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Alexander_APS

    мнением говнарей тут как бы никто не интересуется

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    HaHaHaYoureDead, ну ты чо, это ж реальные аксакалы, культ в своем жанре.

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • jdotperiod

    L.A.'s answer to Public Enemy. Think about it.

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • iZZidane

    To a kid looking up to me, life ain't nothin' but bitches and money.

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • afropunk90

    love this shit

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • veinhorn

    old shit

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    Pretty good!

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • flaviovigatto


    7 May 2014 Reply
  • The_Ambience_Ed

    Чёрные Sex Pistols. Или даже Throbbing Gristle.

    29 Apr 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    It did sound good in 80s, but nowadays it sounds funny. It's not music though, straight samples and simple bars

    25 Mar 2014 Reply
  • RedG18

    Efil4zaggin = Straight Outta Compton. Both albums are as good [2]

    13 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Alexander_APS

    HaHaHaYoureDead сказал ушлепок у которого в либрари джастин бибер, земфира и кино, и всю эту хуесосню он прикрыл битлзом и бобом диланом

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Pur3_Yol0caust

    Still best band in hip hop

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Music-Ninja

    When it comes down to just beats. Niggaz4Life > SOC

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Hate_Worldwide

    HaHaHaYoureDead, я много видел на своем веку говноедов, но твои чарты - это просто нечто

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    тупые жирные ниггерские уроды, как и все тру гангста, похваляющиеся своим черным членом

    28 Feb 2014 Reply
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