History Music / NWA

5th Aug '17 4:28:14 AM jormis29
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[[caption-width-right:350: The World's Most Dangerous Group[[note]]Left to right: Music/IceCube, Dr. Dre, Music/EazyE, DJ Yella and MC Ren.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: The World's Most Dangerous Group[[note]]Left to right: Music/IceCube, Dr. Dre, Music/DrDre, Music/EazyE, DJ Yella and MC Ren.[[/note]]]]



N.W.A (a.k.a. "Niggaz Wit Attitudes") was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring -- yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone, mostly through word of mouth and underground magazines and hip-hop scenes. Their first album, ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton'', marked the beginning of the new GangstaRap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre. ''Rolling Stone'' ranked N.W.A 83rd on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Although largely unknown at the group's inception, rappers [[Music/DrDre Dr. Dre]], Music/IceCube, Music/EazyE and MC Ren would all go on to be platinum-selling stars as solo artists.

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N.W.A (a.k.a. "Niggaz Wit Attitudes") was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring -- yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone, mostly through word of mouth and underground magazines and hip-hop scenes. Their first album, ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton'', marked the beginning of the new GangstaRap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre. ''Rolling Stone'' ranked N.W.A 83rd on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Although largely unknown at the group's inception, rappers [[Music/DrDre Dr. Dre]], Music/DrDre, Music/IceCube, Music/EazyE and MC Ren would all go on to be platinum-selling stars as solo artists.
3rd Aug '17 9:03:16 AM darkchiefy
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N.W.A (a.k.a. "Niggaz Wit Attitudes") was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring -- yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone, mostly through word of mouth and underground magazines and hip-hop scenes. Their first album, ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton'', marked the beginning of the new GangstaRap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre. ''Rolling Stone'' ranked N.W.A 83rd on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Although largely unknown at the group's inception, rappers Dr. Dre, Music/IceCube, Music/EazyE and MC Ren would all go on to be platinum-selling stars as solo artists.

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N.W.A (a.k.a. "Niggaz Wit Attitudes") was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring -- yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone, mostly through word of mouth and underground magazines and hip-hop scenes. Their first album, ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton'', marked the beginning of the new GangstaRap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre. ''Rolling Stone'' ranked N.W.A 83rd on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Although largely unknown at the group's inception, rappers [[Music/DrDre Dr. Dre, Dre]], Music/IceCube, Music/EazyE and MC Ren would all go on to be platinum-selling stars as solo artists.
14th Jun '17 7:10:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''N.W.A. and the Posse'' is a compilation album of a few previously released songs, the original version of "Dopeman", and [[DolledUpInstallment several tracks from people with a strenuous connection to the N.W.A.]]. The cover is also quite bizarre, featuring interesting sights such as Ice Cube wearing a [[Music/PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]] style clock, Dr Dre wearing a leather jacket long before it became his IconicOutfit, and [[CoversAlwaysLie lots of random friends who were willing to pose for a photo]].

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''N.W.A. and the Posse'' is a compilation album of a few previously released songs, the original version of "Dopeman", and [[DolledUpInstallment several tracks from people with a strenuous connection to the N.W.A.]]. The cover is also quite bizarre, featuring interesting sights such as Ice Cube wearing a [[Music/PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]] style clock, Dr Dr. Dre wearing a leather jacket long before it became his IconicOutfit, and [[CoversAlwaysLie lots of random friends who were willing to pose for a photo]].
12th Feb '17 3:22:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''N.W.A. and the Posse'' is a compilation album of a few previously released songs, the original version of "Dopeman", and [[DolledUpInstallment several tracks from people with a strenuous connection to the N.W.A.]]. The cover is also quite bizarre, featuring interesting sights such as Ice Cube wearing a [[PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]] style clock, Dr Dre wearing a leather jacket long before it became his IconicOutfit, and [[CoversAlwaysLie lots of random friends who were willing to pose for a photo]].

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''N.W.A. and the Posse'' is a compilation album of a few previously released songs, the original version of "Dopeman", and [[DolledUpInstallment several tracks from people with a strenuous connection to the N.W.A.]]. The cover is also quite bizarre, featuring interesting sights such as Ice Cube wearing a [[PublicEnemy [[Music/PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]] style clock, Dr Dre wearing a leather jacket long before it became his IconicOutfit, and [[CoversAlwaysLie lots of random friends who were willing to pose for a photo]].
6th Jan '17 11:39:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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** "[[Music/RunDMC My Adidas]]" becomes "[[FreudWasRight My Penis]]"

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** "[[Music/RunDMC My Adidas]]" becomes "[[FreudWasRight My Penis]]""My Penis"
27th Dec '16 7:06:30 PM darkchiefy
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''[=Niggaz4Life=]'' would be the group's final album. After Dr. Dre, The D.O.C. and Michel'le's departure from Ruthless for Death Row Records, in which Eazy-E was allegedly coerced into signing away their contracts (while however retaining a portion of their publishing rights), a bitter rivalry ensued. Dr. Dre began the exchange with Death Row's first release, 1992's "Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')", and its accompanying video featured a character named Sleazy-E who ran around desperately trying to get money. The insults continued on ''The Chronic'' with "Bitches Ain't Shit". Eazy-E responded in 1993 with the EP ''It's On [[strike:Dr. Dre]] [=187um=] Killa'' and the tracks "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" and "It's On". Eazy-E accused Dr. Dre of homosexual tendencies, calling him a "she thang", and the music video for "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" shows promo pictures of him wearing make-up and a sequined jumpsuit. The photos were from Dr. Dre's World Class Wreckin' Cru days, when such fashions were the style of West Coast Electro hop prior to N.W.A's popularizing of gangsta rap.

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''[=Niggaz4Life=]'' would be the group's final album. After Dr. Dre, The D.O.C. and Michel'le's departure from Ruthless for Death Row Records, Creator/DeathRowRecords, in which Eazy-E was allegedly coerced into signing away their contracts (while however retaining a portion of their publishing rights), a bitter rivalry ensued. Dr. Dre began the exchange with Death Row's first release, 1992's "Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')", and its accompanying video featured a character named Sleazy-E who ran around desperately trying to get money. The insults continued on ''The Chronic'' with "Bitches Ain't Shit". Eazy-E responded in 1993 with the EP ''It's On [[strike:Dr. Dre]] [=187um=] Killa'' and the tracks "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" and "It's On". Eazy-E accused Dr. Dre of homosexual tendencies, calling him a "she thang", and the music video for "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" shows promo pictures of him wearing make-up and a sequined jumpsuit. The photos were from Dr. Dre's World Class Wreckin' Cru days, when such fashions were the style of West Coast Electro hop prior to N.W.A's popularizing of gangsta rap.
11th Dec '16 10:20:42 PM Xtifr
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'''N.W.A''' (a.k.a. '''"Niggaz Wit Attitudes"''') was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring -- yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone, mostly through word of mouth and underground magazines and hip-hop scenes. Their first album, ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton'', marked the beginning of the new GangstaRap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre. ''Rolling Stone'' ranked N.W.A 83rd on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Although largely unknown at the group's inception, rappers Dr. Dre, Music/IceCube, Music/EazyE and MC Ren would all go on to be platinum-selling stars as solo artists.

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'''N.N.W.A''' A (a.k.a. '''"Niggaz "Niggaz Wit Attitudes"''') Attitudes") was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring -- yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone, mostly through word of mouth and underground magazines and hip-hop scenes. Their first album, ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton'', marked the beginning of the new GangstaRap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre. ''Rolling Stone'' ranked N.W.A 83rd on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Although largely unknown at the group's inception, rappers Dr. Dre, Music/IceCube, Music/EazyE and MC Ren would all go on to be platinum-selling stars as solo artists.
8th Oct '16 6:03:00 PM Dramatic
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''N.W.A. and the Posse'' is a compilation album of a few previously released songs, the original version of "Dopeman", and [[DolledUpInstallment several tracks from people with a strenuous connection to the N.W.A.]]. The cover is also quite bizarre, featuring interesting sights such as Ice Cube wearing a [[PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]] style clock, Dr Dre wearing a leather jacket long before it became his IconicOutfit, and [[CoversAlwaysLie lots of random friends who were willing to pose for a photo]].
20th Sep '16 3:50:40 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* GoshDangItToHeck: "I Ain't Tha 1" is close to entirely devoid of profanity, yet it does contain sexually explicit themes. Consequently, this trope was in play in some of the lyrics.



* GoshDangItToHeck: "I Ain't Tha 1" is close to entirely devoid of profanity, yet it does contain sexually explicit themes. Consequently, this trope was in play in some of the lyrics.
27th Jul '16 5:36:17 PM BugsFan17
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Perhaps due in part to the newfound hype surrounding the group, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, only the fifth hip-hop act to receive the honor (following Music/GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive in 2007, Music/RunDMC in 2009, Music/BeastieBoys in 2012, and Music/PublicEnemy in 2013).
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