Straight Outta Compton (4:25)

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Straight Outta Compton is the lead single off of N.W.A’s second album with the same name. It was released in 1988. It also appears on N.W.A.’s Greatest Hits with an extended mix and The Best of N.W.A. It was voted number 19 on’s Top 100 Rap Songs. It along with Fuck tha Police are arguably N.W.A.’s most well known singles. Is ranked number 6 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

The song, especially Ice Cube’s verse is referenced quite often by rappers, and not infrequently by Cube himself. In the song “Compton” by The Game, he says “Nigga I’ma keep on stompin’ comin’ straight outta Compton”


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