Straight Outta Compton

4th & Broadway
Release date
8 Oct 2002
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Straight Outta Compton 4:25 316,235
2 Fuck tha Police 5:45 317,866
3 Gangsta Gangsta 5:28 148,597
4 If It Ain't Ruff 3:33 117,831
5 Parental Discretion Iz Advised 5:14 91,791
6 8 Ball (remix) 4:51 57,469
7 Something Like That 3:35 94,747
8 Express Yourself 4:43 217,294
9 Compton's n the House (remix) 5:19 37,998
10 I Ain't tha 1 4:53 107,094
11 Dopeman (remix) 5:19 56,375
12 Quiet on tha Set 3:58 68,284
13 Something 2 Dance 2 3:21 72,014

About this album

Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by American hip hop group N.W.A, released August 8, 1988 on group member Eazy-E’s record label Ruthless Records. Its title refers to the group’s native town, Compton, California. Production for the album was handled by Dr. Dre, with DJ Yella giving co-production. The album has been viewed as the pioneering record of gangsta rap; with its ever-present profanity and violent lyrics, it helped to give birth to this then-new sub-genre of hip hop. It has been considered groundbreaking by music writers and has had an enormous impact on the evolution of West Coast hip hop. Straight Outta Compton redefined the direction of hip hop, which resulted in lyricism concerning the gangster lifestyle becoming the driving force in sales figures. It also helped to shift the power to the West Coast from the East Coast, which had enjoyed a period of prominence in hip hop for most of the 1980s.

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