Here is the video for “Straight Outta Compton”:
Busting out of Compton, California in the late 80s, NWA brought a whole new brand of hip hop to the world. The hard hitting and brash lyrics delivered stories to the world about the trails and tribulations on the West Coast. Although there had been artists in hip hop from the West, NWA permanently fixed attention on the left coast.
While the crew’s career only lasted three albums, the impact they left on music is everlasting.
Suprisingly, the AP didn’t have an image of the whole NWA crew, so I guess Dre will have to do.
Photo of Dr. Dre by Chris Carlson AP Images