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The logo of N.W.A
The logo of N.W.A
Background information
OriginSouth Central Los Angeles, Compton, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, g-funk, political hip hop
Years active1986–1991
LabelsRuthless, Priority, EMI
Associated actsAbove the Law, Bobby Jimmy and the Critters, C.I.A., Fila Fresh Crew, J. J. Fad, Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C., World Class Wreckin' Cru
WebsiteOfficial Website
Past membersArabian Prince
DJ Yella
Dr. Dre
Ice Cube
MC Ren

N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes also Niggaz With Attitude) was an American rap group from Compton, California, and its members were Eazy-E, DJ Yella, MC Ren, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. It was first managed by Jerry Heller.

The rap group started in 1986 and lasted until 1991. The group originated gangsta rap and had lyrics unique to gangsta rap that were very explicit, violent, misogynist, sexist, and racist which made them controversial. Their controversies included being banned from many American radio stations. One of their most controversial songs was "Fuck tha Police", which expressed anger, violence and racism towards police officers. Many people believed that N.W.A glamorized gang violence, street thugs and the violent lifestyle among many people in Compton.

Death of Eazy-E[change | change source]

In 1994, Eazy-E believed he had asthma, until he learned he had HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), which led to his death at age of 30 on 26 March 1995.[1]The event would be featured in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the title of one of the rap group’s songs.

Discography[change | change source]

They made 2 albums and 1 EP:

Albums[change | change source]

EP's[change | change source]

Filmography[change | change source]

The film Straight Outta Compton details the formation, notable actions, and disbandment of N.W.A.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rap Singer Eazy-E Dies of AIDS at 31: Music Founder of Ruthless Records helped popularize the "gangsta" style with the group N.W.A. and later became a top-selling solo artist". Los Angeles Times.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)