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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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  • Carpe4Diem

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

    28 Aug 6:33pm Reply
  • jdotperiod

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

    22 Aug 1:10am Reply
  • iZZidane

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

    21 Aug 4:05am Reply
  • afropunk90

    love this shit

    4 Aug 5:55am Reply
  • veinhorn

    old shit

    11 Jul 5:31pm Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    Pretty good!

    4 Jun 7:56pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    EPIC

    7 May 5:26pm Reply
  • The_Ambience_Ed

    Чёрные Sex Pistols. Или даже Throbbing Gristle.

    29 Apr 2:11pm 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 7:15pm Reply
  • RedG18

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

    13 Mar 8:10am 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 2:02pm Reply
  • Pur3_Yol0caust

    Still best band in hip hop

    10 Mar 4:20pm Reply
  • Music-Ninja

    When it comes down to just beats. Niggaz4Life > SOC

    1 Mar 8:47pm Reply
  • Hate_Worldwide

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

    1 Mar 12:42pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

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

    28 Feb 12:52pm Reply
  • mushromsz

    Another crazy ass nigga.

    24 Feb 3:53pm Reply
  • GreenKemmler

    NWA and Public Enemy dope as fuck, nowadays no Hip hop

    14 Feb 11:17am Reply
  • vsevolod1997

    Efil4zaggin = Straight Outta Compton. Both albums are as good

    2 Feb 10:23pm Reply
  • iboudebo6te

    Ice Cube was the best on the group. Then, when he left, we've been able to see how good was Ren on the mic, Eazy-E got better so as Dr. Dre and Yella on the prod line. I like both albums, wouldn't be able to say which one I like better...

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • SHINeeGirl7

    You're about to vitness the strength of street knowledge [2]

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
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