N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (Vinyl)

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This is the debut studio album by rap group N.W.A, which, led by Eazy-E, formed in Los Angeles County's City of Compton in early 1987. Released on Ruthless Records in 1988, the album was produced by N.W.A members Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and Arabian Prince, with lyrics written by N.W.A members Ice Cube and MC Ren along with Ruthless rapper The D.O.C. Not merely depicting Compton's street violence, the lyrics repeatedly threaten to lead it by attacking peers and even police. The track "**** Tha Police" drew an FBI agent's warning letter, which aided N.W.A's notoriety, N.W.A calling itself "the world's most dangerous group."


I'll have to put my vote in as this record being my favorite hip-hop/rap album of all-time. Just like the Sex Pistols and Black Flag before them, this was right in your face and hard to ignore. Comes off a show-stopper, the go for broke style is so real and scary that it makes you feel you've been pistol whipped into oblivion, and yet you come back for more. From the superb opener "Straight Outta Compton" to the anger fueled "**** Tha Police," this was hardcore music. Many of the tracks contain some very graphic lyrics, but there is a certain level of playfulness to the album as a whole. Make no mistake, this is not a kids record. It's gritty subject matter and harsh lyrics bring it to life in a fearsome yet passionate way. Filled with tormented material, "Express Yourself" can be fun at times and "Gangsta Gangsta" is a hell of a song. Ice Cube, of course is the real standout here (even surpassing Dr. Dre). His lyrics and anger are the most dazzling throughout the record (note - he wrote most of the lyrics on the album). I was too young to remember the impact this had on society back in 1988, but today it remains the greatest hip-hop album to exist.

By: Jaysonle

A1 Straight Outta Compton
A2 _ _ _ _ Tha Police (Fill In The Blanks)
A3 Gangsta Gangsta
A4 If It Ain't Ruff
A5 Parental Discretion Iz Advised
B1 Express Yourself
B2 Compton's N The House (Remix)
B3 I Ain't Tha 1
B4 Dopeman (Remix)
B5 Quiet On Tha Set

Record Label : Ruthless Records

Cat No:  0600753469958