Active from to the rap group endured controversy owing to its music's explicit lyrics, which many viewed as being misogynistic and antisemitic, as well as to its glorification of drugs and crime. In spite of this, the group has sold over 10 million units in the United States alone. Drawing on its members' own experiences of racism and excessive policing, the group made inherently political music.
The Album) lineup, formed in early consisted of Arabian PrinceDr. They released their first compilation album as a group in called N. Arabian Prince left shortly after the release of N. Dre would later become platinum -selling solo artists in their own right in the s. The group's debut album marked the beginning of the new gangsta rap era as the production and social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre.
A's second studio album, Niggaz4Lifewas the first hardcore rap album to reach number one on the Billboard sales charts. Rolling Stone ranked N. A at number 83 on its list of the " Greatest Artists of All Time". Eazy-E sought an introduction to Steve Yano. Although Yano initially rebuffed him, he was impressed by Eazy-E's persistence, and arranged a meeting with Dr. A consisted of Eazy-E and Dr.
Together with fellow producer Arabian PrinceIce Cube was added to the roster after he had started out as a rapper for the group C. Ruthless released the single " Panic Zone " in with Macola Records, which was later included on the compilation album N. A was still in its developing stages, and is only credited on three of the eleven tracks, notably the uncharacteristic record "Panic Zone", "8-Ball", and "Dopeman", which marked the first collaboration of Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr.
Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre advised Krazy-Dee that the word "hispanic" would hinder sales. A released their debut studio album, Straight Outta Comptonin With its famous opening salvo of three tracks, the group Album) the rising anger of the urban youth.
The opening song " Straight Outta Compton " introduced the group, " Fuck tha Police " protested police brutality and racial profilingIts A Mans World - Ice Cube - AmeriKKKas Most Wanted (CD " Gangsta Gangsta " painted the worldview of the inner-city youth.
While the group was later credited with pioneering the burgeoning subgenre of gangsta rapN. A referred to their music as "reality rap".
Twenty-seven years later, member and co-producer of the Straight Outta Compton film, Ice Cube, commented "they were talking about what really led into the style that we ended up doing, Album) is now called hardcore gangster rap. The D. Under pressure from Focus on the Family Milt Ahlerich, an assistant director of the FBI sent a letter to Ruthless and its distributing company Priority Recordsadvising the rappers that "advocating violence and assault is wrong and we in the law enforcement community take exception to such action.
Nonetheless, the FBI's letter only served to draw more publicity to the group. However, the taboo nature of N. A's music was the most important factor of its mass appeal. Media coverage compensated for the group's lack of airplay, and its album eventually went double platinum.
The album was dominated by Eazy's persona MC Ren was the only guest rapper but behind the scenes it was a group effort. Music was handled by Dr.
This marked the first reunion performance of the group minus Dr. Dre in 15 years. A's story was in development to become a feature film for theatrical release in However, it was delayed to sometime in The script was researched and written by filmmaker S.
Dre act as producers of the film. In SeptemberJohn Singleton  was selected as director. Casting calls began in the summer of Ice Cube stated of the movie, "We're taking it to the nooks and crannies, I think deeper than any other article or documentary on the group," he said.
To me, I think it's interesting to anybody who loves that era and I don't know any other movie where you can mix Gangster Rap, the F. This movie has everything from Darryl Gates and the battering ram. In AugustF. Gary Gray was selected as director rather than Singleton. Gary Gray announced a March 9, open casting call for the film via his Twitter account. On June 18,Universal officially announced that the N. A biopic Straight Outta Compton would be released August 14, O'Shea Jr.
Dre, respectively, in the film. A biopic issued a casting call for extras and vintage cars in the Los Angeles area for scenes in the Its A Mans World - Ice Cube - AmeriKKKas Most Wanted (CD. According to the casting call release, the film began filming in August and was released a year later on August 14, Although the group disbanded init remains one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop groups, leaving a lasting legacy on hip hop music in the following decades.
In Dr. A", possibly referring to the negative reception of N. A's works by mainstream radio, which considered the group's songs violent. A" on a wall, resulting in their subsequent arrest by two policemen. The Game also has a tattoo that says "N.
A" on the right side of his chest. He is the founder and owner of the record label Villain Entertainment. O'Shea Jackson Sr. His lyrics on N. A's album Straight Outta Compton contributed to gangsta rap's widespread popularity, and his political rap solo albums of, and were critically and commercially successful. He has also had an active film career since the early s.
A in Eric Lynn Wrightknown professionally as Eazy-Ewas an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur who propelled West Coast rap and gangsta rap by leading the group N. A and its label, Ruthless Records, pushing the boundaries of lyrical content. Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by rap group N. Released by his label, Ruthless Records, on August 8,the album was produced by N.
A members Dr. Not merely depicting Compton's street violence, the lyrics repeatedly threaten to lead it by attacking peers and even police. A's notoriety, N. A calling itself "the world's most dangerous group. Yella was passionate about music from a young age. He grew up listening to funk music and learned to play the drums. As a teenager, Yella performed at various clubs of Los Angeles.
He later joined the pioneering gangsta rap group N. A, coming two years after its national debut in Released on August 14,this EP of five tracks reflects an evolution of N. A's sound, more layered than previously, and centers on the single " Miles and Runnin'.
A and associated groups' underground rap songs from the Los Angeles area's rap scene on November 6, It is regarded as American rap group N. A's first but neglected album, N. A's authorized debut studio album, rather, is Straight Outta Comptonreleased in August Whereas the Straight album was certified platinum, one million copies sold, in Julythe Posse album was certified gold, half as many copies sold, in April Three singles were released from the album, each charting in the US.
The remastered version contains tracks from the extended play EPHome 4 tha Sick The 25th anniversary contains two bonus tracks, a 12 remixes of "We Want Eazy" and a 12 remixes of "Still Talkin'". It was released as the third and final single from his debut album, Eazy-Duz-It.
The song features fellow N. Dre and MC Ren and was produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella. Gerald Elliot " Jerry " Heller was an American music manager and businessman. He was best known for his controversial management of West Coast rap and gangsta rap pioneers N. A and Eazy-E. Since its inception the company has been a subsidiary of parent company Comptown Records, Inc. Several artists on the label such as N. Released in Marchthe single was a local hit, reissued, by year's end, on N.
A's EP titled N. It was released on July 10, as the lead single from their debut album of the same name. It also appears on N. Lench Mob Priority. Sir Jinx Ice Cube also exec. DJ Pooh. Sir Jinx Ice Cube. T-Mix Ice Cube. Yo-Yo is a Grammy nominated American hip-hop artist, actress, and entrepreneur.
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The Source 28 : Archived Album) the original on October 19, Retrieved December 24, A an abbreviation of Niggaz Wit Attitudes  was an American hip hop group from Compton, California, widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap and west coast hip hop sub-genres, sometimes credited as the most important group in the history of rap music.
The group was subsequently banned from many mainstream American radio stations. In spite of this, the group has sold over 10 million units in the United States alone. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube. MC Ren joined inwith Arabian Prince leaving the group later that same year.
Ice Cube left in December of over royalty disputes. Several members would later become platinum-selling solo artists in the s. Their debut album Straight Outta Compton marked the beginning of the new gangsta rap era as the production and social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre.
A were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time.
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