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Formed:
1986 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'80s, '90s






N.W.A.

Biography

N.W.A, the unapologetically violent and sexist pioneers of gangsta rap, are in many ways the most notorious group in the history of rap. Emerging in the late '80s, when Public Enemy had rewritten the rules of hardcore rap by proving that it could be intelligent, revolutionary, and socially aware, N.W.A capitalized on PE's sonic breakthroughs while ignoring their message. Instead, the five-piece crew celebrated the violence and hedonism of the criminal life, capturing it all in blunt, harsh language. Initially, the group's relentless attack appeared to be serious, vital commentary, and it even provoked the FBI to caution N.W.A's record company, but following Ice Cube's departure in late 1989, the group began to turn to self-parody. With his high-pitched whine, Eazy-E's urban nightmares now seemed like comic book fantasies, but ones that fulfilled the fantasies of the teenage white suburbanites who had become their core audience, and the group became more popular than ever. Nevertheless, clashing egos prevented the band from recording a third album, and they fell apart once producer Dr. Dre left for a solo career in 1992. Although the group was no longer active, their influence — from their funky, bass-driven beats to their exaggerated lyrics — was evident throughout the '90s.

Top Albums

N.W.A. Greatest Hits (World), N.W.A.
1. N.W.A. Great..
N.W.A.: Greatest Hits, N.W.A.
2. N.W.A.: Grea..
Straight Outta Compton (2002 Remaster), N.W.A.
3. Straight Out..
'Efil4Zaggin', N.W.A.
4. 'Efil4Zaggin..
The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge, N.W.A.
5. The Best of ..
N.W.A. And the Posse, N.W.A.
6. N.W.A. And t..
Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A.
7. Straight Out..
The Best of N.W.A - The Strength of Street Knowledge, N.W.A.
8. The Best of ..
N.W.A. And Their Family Reunion, N.W.A.
9. N.W.A. And T..
Straight Outta Compton (20th Anniversary Edition), N.W.A.
10. Straight Out..
Straight Outta Compton: 20th Anniversary, N.W.A.
11. Straight Out..
Don't Buy a Poppy - Single, N.W.A.
12. Don't Buy a ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Straight Outta Compton (2002 Remaste..Straight Outta Compton (200..4:19$1.29
2.
Fuck Tha Police (2002 Remaster)Straight Outta Compton (200..5:45$1.29
3.
Express Yourself (2002 Remaster)Straight Outta Compton (200..4:25$1.29
4.
Boyz-N-The HoodN.W.A. And the Posse5:39$1.29
5.
Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix..N.W.A.: Greatest Hits4:26$1.29
6.
F*** Tha PoliceN.W.A.: Greatest Hits5:43$1.29
7.
Gangsta Gangsta (2002 Remaster)Straight Outta Compton (200..5:36$1.29
8.
Gangsta GangstaN.W.A.: Greatest Hits5:29$1.29
9.
Chin CheckN.W.A.: Greatest Hits4:23$1.29
10.
Dope ManBest of N.W.A: The Strength..6:15$1.29
11.
Alwayz Into Somethin'N.W.A.: Greatest Hits4:29$1.29
12.
Dopeman (2002 Remaster)Straight Outta Compton (200..5:20$1.29
13.
I'd Rather Fuck YouStarring... Eazy E3:58$1.29
14.
HelloN.W.A.: Greatest Hits3:52$1.29
15.
Express Yourself (Remix)N.W.A.: Greatest Hits4:21$1.29
16.
She Swallowed It'Efil4Zaggin'4:13$1.29
17.
Appetite for Destruction'Efil4Zaggin'3:22$1.29
18.
Express YourselfStraight Outta Compton4:25$1.29
19.
100 Miles and Runnin'N.W.A.: Greatest Hits4:35$1.29
20.
Appetite For DestructionBest of N.W.A: The Strength..3:08$1.29
21.
Findum, F---Um & Flee'Efil4Zaggin'3:54$1.29
22.
I'd Rather Fuck YouGangsta Memorial3:58$1.29
23.
Something 2 Dance 2 (Remastered)Hip Hop Workout3:23$1.29
24.
Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix..N.W.A. Greatest Hits (World..4:26$1.29
25.
Fuck Tha Police (2006 Digital Remast..Best of N.W.A: The Strength..5:14$1.29

Top Music Videos

Express Yourself (Freedom Version), N.W.A.
1. Express Yourse..


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