|Origin||Compton, California, U.S.|
N.W.A (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes also Niggers With Attitude)[note 1] was an American hip hop group. Its members were Eazy-E, DJ Yella, Arabian Prince, MC Ren, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. It was first managed by Jerry Heller.
The rap group started in 1986 in Compton, California 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. They made them controversial. Their controversies included being banned from many American radio stations. One of their most controversial songs was "Fuck tha Police". The song 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.
Biographic movie[change | change source]
A biographical movie was made in 2015. It is titled Straight Outta Compton, the title of one of the rap group’s songs. The movie details the formation, notable actions, and disbandment of N.W.A.
Discography[change | change source]
They made 2 albums, 1 EP, and 7 compilation albums:
Studio albums[change | change source]
- Straight Outta Compton (1988)
- Niggaz4life (1991)
EP's[change | change source]
- 100 Miles and Runnin' (1990)
Compilation albums[change | change source]
- N.W.A. and the Posse (1987)
- Greatest Hits (1996)
- Straight Outta Compton: N.W.A 10th Anniversary Tribute (1998)
- The N.W.A Legacy, Vol. 1: 1988–1998 (1999)
- The N.W.A Legacy, Vol. 2 (2002)
- The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge (2006)
- Family Tree (2008)
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References[change | change source]
- ↑ Reid, Shaheem (December 19, 2001). "Unreleased Eazy-E Tracks Coming In March". MTV News. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
- ↑ Baker, Soren (December 12, 1999). "N.W.A Reunion Propels 'Next Friday' Soundtrack". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
- ↑ O'Connor, Christopher (December 7, 1999). "Reunited N.W.A Get Serious About Recording Album". MTV News. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
- ↑ Moss, Corey (April 24, 2002). "N.W.A May Still Have Attitude, But They Don't Have An Album". MTV News. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
- ↑ Potter, Russell (1995). Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism. New York City: State University of New York Press. p. 50. ISBN 0-7914-2626-2.
- ↑ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "N.W.A. Biography". allmusic. Retrieved August 17, 2007.
- ↑ Hochman, Steve (June 29, 1989). "N.W.A. Cops an Attitude". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
- ↑ "N.W.A. | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
- 1986 establishments in the United States
- 1980s American music groups
- 1990s American music groups
- 1991 disestablishments in the United States
- African-American musical groups
- American rap music groups
- Musical groups disestablished in 1991
- Musical groups established in 1986
- Musical groups from Los Angeles
- People from Compton, California
- 1980s disestablishments in California
- 1990s disestablishments in California