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N.W.A
N.W.A
(an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes)[1][2][3] was an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. They were among the earliest and most significant popularizers and controversial figures of the gangsta rap subgenre, and are widely considered one of the greatest and most influential groups in the history of hip hop music.[4] Active from 1986 to 1991, the rap group endured controversy owing to their music's explicit lyrics, which many viewed as being disrespectful to women, as well as to its glorification of drugs and crime.[5] 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. Drawing on their own experiences of racism and excessive policing, the group made inherently political music.[6] They were known for their deep hatred of the police system, which sparked much controversy over the years. The original lineup formed in 1986 consisted of Arabian Prince, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube. DJ Yella
DJ Yella
and MC Ren
MC Ren
joined later, with Arabian Prince eventually leaving shortly before the official release of Straight Outta Compton, which came out in 1988, and Ice Cube following suit in December 1989. Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren
MC Ren
and Dr. Dre would later become platinum-selling solo artists in the 1990s. Their debut album Straight Outta Compton
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. NWA's second album Niggaz4Life
Niggaz4Life
would be the first hardcore rap album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
sales charts.[3] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
ranked N.W.A number 83 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[7] In 2016, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, following three previous nominations.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Formation and "Panic Zone" (1986–88) 1.2 Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-Duz-It
Eazy-Duz-It
(1988–89) 1.3 100 Miles And Runnin' and Niggaz4Life
Niggaz4Life
(1989–91) 1.4 The end of N.W.A
N.W.A
(1991–95) 1.5 Reunions and legacy (1995–present)

2 Members

2.1 Timeline

3 Biopic 4 Influence 5 Discography

5.1 Studio albums 5.2 Compilation albums 5.3 Extended plays

6 See also 7 References

History Formation and "Panic Zone" (1986–88)

N.W.A
N.W.A
logo

Poster for one of N.W.A's first concerts at a Compton skating rink, 1988

The group was assembled by Compton-based Eazy-E, who co-founded Ruthless Records
Ruthless Records
with Jerry Heller. Eazy-E
Eazy-E
sought an introduction to Steve Yano. Although initially rebuffed, Yano was impressed by Eazy-E's persistence and arranged a meeting with Dr. Dre.[8] Initially, N.W.A
N.W.A
consisted of Eazy-E
Eazy-E
and Dr. Dre. Together with fellow producer Arabian Prince, Ice Cube
Ice Cube
was added to the roster after he had started out as a rapper for the group C.I.A.[9] Dre would later bring DJ Yella
DJ Yella
on board as well.[10] Dre and Yella were both formerly members of the World Class Wreckin' Cru
World Class Wreckin' Cru
as DJs and producers. Ruthless released the single "Panic Zone" in 1987 with Macola Records, which was later included on the compilation album N.W.A. and the Posse. N.W.A
N.W.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. Mexican rapper Krazy-Dee co-wrote "Panic Zone", which was originally called "Hispanic Zone", but the title was later changed when Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
advised Krazy-Dee that the word "hispanic" would hinder sales.[11] Also included was Eazy-E's solo track "Boyz-n-the-Hood".[12] Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-Duz-It
Eazy-Duz-It
(1988–89)

N.W.A
N.W.A
co-headlined Public Enemy's 1988 "Bring the Noise" concert tour.

N.W.A
N.W.A
released their debut studio album, Straight Outta Compton, in 1988. With its famous opening salvo of three tracks, the group reflected the rising anger of the urban youth. The opening song "Straight Outta Compton" introduced the group, "Fuck tha Police" protested police brutality and racial profiling, and "Gangsta Gangsta" painted the worldview of the inner-city youth. While the group was later credited with pioneering the burgeoning subgenre of gangsta rap, N.W.A
N.W.A
referred to their music as "reality rap".[13] Twenty-seven years later, member and co-producer of the Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
film, Ice Cube, commented "they were talking about what really led into the style that we ended up doing, which is now called hardcore gangster rap."[14] Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
and DJ Yella, as HighPowered Productions, composed the beats for each song, with Dre making occasional rapping appearances.[15] The D.O.C., Ice Cube, and MC Ren
MC Ren
wrote most of the group's lyrics, including "Fuck tha Police", perhaps the group's most notorious song, which brought them into conflict with various law enforcement agencies. Under pressure from Focus on the Family,[16] Milt Ahlerich, an assistant director of the FBI, sent a letter to Ruthless and its distributing company Priority Records, advising the rappers that "advocating violence and assault is wrong and we in the law enforcement community take exception to such action." This letter can still be seen at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in Cleveland, Ohio.[17] Policemen refused to provide security for the group's concerts, hurting their plans to tour. Nonetheless, the FBI's letter only served to draw more publicity to the group. Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
was also one of the first albums to adhere to the new Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory
label scheme, then still in its early stages: the label at the time consisted of "WARNING: Moderate impact coarse language and/or themes" only. However, the taboo nature of N.W.A's music was the most important factor of its mass appeal. Media coverage compensated for N.W.A's lack of airplay and their album eventually went double platinum.[18] One month after Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E's solo debut Eazy-Duz-It
Eazy-Duz-It
was released. The album was dominated by Eazy's persona ( MC Ren
MC Ren
was the only guest rapper) but behind the scenes it was a group effort. Music was handled by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella; the lyrics were largely written by MC Ren, with contributions from Ice Cube
Ice Cube
and The D.O.C. The album was another double platinum success for Ruthless[19] (in addition to girl group J.J. Fad in 1988 and singer Michel'le
Michel'le
in 1989). 1989 saw the re-issue of N.W.A
N.W.A
and the Posse and Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
on CD, and the release of The D.O.C.'s No One Can Do It Better. His album was essentially a collaboration with Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
and notably free of "gangsta rap" content, including the N.W.A
N.W.A
posse cut "The Grand Finalé". It would become another #1 album for the record label. 100 Miles And Runnin' and Niggaz4Life
Niggaz4Life
(1989–91) Ice Cube
Ice Cube
left the group in December 1989 over royalty disputes;[3] having written almost half of the lyrics on Straight Outta Compton himself, he felt he was not getting a fair share of the profits.[20] A lawsuit brought by Ice Cube
Ice Cube
against band manager Jerry Heller
Jerry Heller
was settled out of court.[21] He wasted little time putting together his solo debut, 1990's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, but he avoided mentioning his former label mates. N.W.A's title track from their 1990 EP 100 Miles and Runnin', however, included a diss of Ice Cube: "We started with five, but yo / One couldn't take it—So now it's four / Cuz the fifth couldn't make it." The video for the song depicted the remaining members of N.W.A
N.W.A
together in a jail cell, while an Ice Cube
Ice Cube
look-alike is released. Also heard on the EP (which found its way on the Efil4zaggin
Efil4zaggin
CD re-issue) was "Real Niggaz", a full-blown diss on Ice Cube where the remaining members accuse him of cowardice, and question his authenticity, longevity and originality: "How the fuck you think a rapper lasts / With your ass sayin' shit that was said in the past / Yo, be original, your shit is sloppy / Get off the dick, you motherfuckin' carbon-copy", and "We started out with too much cargo / So I'm glad we got rid of Benedict Arnold, yo." The song "100 Miles and Runnin'" was Dr. Dre's final uptempo recording, which had been a common feature of late 1980s hip hop. After this, he focused on a midtempo, synthesizer based sound which would become known as G-funk, starting with "Alwayz Into Somethin'" from Efil4zaggin
Efil4zaggin
in 1991. The G-funk
G-funk
style dominated both the West and East Coast hip hop music scene for several years to come. N.W.A
N.W.A
is referenced on Ice Cube's 1990 EP, Kill at Will, where he name-checks his former group (likely in a mocking manner) on the song "Jackin' For Beats". On "I Gotta Say What Up!!!", Ice Cube
Ice Cube
gives shout-outs to his rap peers at the time, among them Public Enemy, Geto Boys, and Sir Jinx. At the end of the track, in what appears to be an on-the-phone interview, Ice Cube
Ice Cube
is asked, "Since you went solo, what's up with the rest of the crew?" and the phone is abruptly hung up on the interviewer. The group's second full-length release, 1991's Efil4zaggin ("Niggaz4Life" spelled backwards), re-established the band in the face of Ice Cube's continued solo success. The album is considered by many Dr. Dre's finest production work, and it heralded the beginning of the G-Funk
G-Funk
era. It also showed a clear animosity towards their former member, and derogatory references to Ice Cube
Ice Cube
are found in several songs. The interlude "A Message to B.A." echoes the beginning of his song "Turn Off the Radio" from AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted: Ice Cube
Ice Cube
is first addressed by the name Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold
(after the infamous traitor of the American Revolution) but then named outright in a torrent of abuse from both the group and its fans: "When we see yo' ass, we gon' cut yo' hair off and fuck you with a broomstick" spoken by MC Ren. The N.W.A– Ice Cube
Ice Cube
feud eventually escalated, both on record and in real life. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
had avoided direct attacks on N.W.A, but on Death Certificate, Ice Cube's second full-length release, he retaliated. He sampled and mocked the "Message to B.A." skit before embarking on a full-blown tirade, the infamous "No Vaseline". In a series of verses, Ice Cube
Ice Cube
verbally assaulted the group: "You lookin' like straight bozos / I saw it comin' that's why I went solo / Kept on stompin' / When y'all Muthafuckas moved Straight outta Compton / You got jealous when I got my own company / But I'm a man, and ain't nobody helpin' me." He also responded to members MC Ren, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E
Eazy-E
individually to "100 Miles and Runnin'", claiming "I started off with too much cargo / Dropped four niggaz and now I'm makin' all the dough", using homophobic metaphors to describe their unequal business relationship with Jerry Heller, who became the target of harsh insults: "Get rid of that devil real simple / Put a bullet in his temple / Cuz you can't be the 'Niggaz 4 Life' crew / With a white Jew
Jew
tellin' you what to do." The song attracted controversy for its antisemitism (the beginning of such accusations against Ice Cube
Ice Cube
during his affiliation with the Nation of Islam), based on the bashing of Heller's religion.[22] The track was omitted from the UK release, and later pressings included a censored version of the song. In September 1990, members of hip hop act Above the Law clashed with Ice Cube
Ice Cube
and his posse Da Lench Mob
Da Lench Mob
during the annual New Music Seminar conference, forcing the latter to flee the premises of Times Square's Marriott Marquis, the venue of the event.[23] On January 27, 1991, Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
assaulted Dee Barnes, host of the hip hop show Pump It Up, after its coverage[24] of the N.W.A/ Ice Cube
Ice Cube
beef. According to Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
reporter Alan Light:

He picked her up and "began slamming her face and the right side of her body repeatedly against a wall near the stairway" as his bodyguard held off the crowd. After Dre tried to throw her down the stairs and failed, he began kicking her in the ribs and hands. She escaped and ran into the women's rest room. Dre followed her and "grabbed her from behind by the hair and proceeded to punch her in the back of the head."[25]

In response, Dre commented: "People talk all this shit, but you know, if somebody fucks with me, I'm gonna fuck with them. I just did it, you know. Ain't nothing you can do now by talking about it. Besides, it ain't no big thing—I just threw her through a door."[25] The end of N.W.A
N.W.A
(1991–95)

Eazy-E
Eazy-E
(pictured in 1993) feuded with the other former members of the group until his death in 1995

1991's Niggaz4Life
Niggaz4Life
would be the group's final album. After Dr. Dre, The D.O.C. and Michel'le
Michel'le
departed from Ruthless to join Death Row Records and allegations over Eazy-E
Eazy-E
being coerced into signing away their contracts (while however retaining a portion of their publishing rights), a bitter rivalry ensued.[3] Dr. Dre
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
The Chronic
with "Bitches Ain't Shit". Eazy-E
Eazy-E
responded in 1993 with the EP It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
on the tracks "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" and "It's On". Eazy-E
Eazy-E
accused Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
of being a homosexual, calling him a "she thang", and criticizing Dre's new image by calling him and Snoop "studio gangsters". The music video for "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" showed a still of Dre wearing make-up and a sequined jumpsuit. The photos dated back to Dr. Dre's World Class Wreckin' Cru days, when such fashion was common among West Coast electro hop artists, prior to N.W.A's popularization of gangsta rap. Eazy-E
Eazy-E
kept dissing Dre and Death Row on most of his songs until his AIDS-related death on March 26, 1995. Even Eazy-E's longtime friend MC Ren
MC Ren
voiced his dislike for Eazy-E
Eazy-E
in 1994, calling Eazy-E
Eazy-E
a "big-head" and "wannabe mega-star", and even suggesting that N.W.A
N.W.A
should reunite without Eazy-E.[26] MC Ren
MC Ren
later said that the only relationship he had with Eazy-E
Eazy-E
was through Ruthless Records, where he released several gold and platinum selling albums, including Kizz My Black Azz
Kizz My Black Azz
and Shock of the Hour. Eazy-E
Eazy-E
and MC Ren
MC Ren
would squash their beef shortly before Eazy-E's death in their 1995 duet '"Tha Muthaphukkin' Real" after two years of not talking to each other. All bad blood finally ceased within the rest of the group. Dr. Dre, MC Ren
MC Ren
and Ice Cube
Ice Cube
would later express their re-evaluated feelings to their old friend on 1998's "Ruthless for Life", 1999's "What's the Difference" and "Chin Check", 2000's "Hello", 2006's "Growin' Up", and in the 2011 music video "I Need a Doctor". Reunions and legacy (1995–present) Having both parted with Ruthless Records
Ruthless Records
on bad terms, tensions between Ice Cube
Ice Cube
and Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
eventually eased on their own. After Ice Cube made a cameo appearance in Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride" video in 1993, the two recorded the hit song "Natural Born Killaz" for Snoop Doggy Dogg's 1994 short film and soundtrack Murder Was the Case. Ice Cube also later appeared on MC Ren's album Ruthless for Life
Ruthless for Life
on the track "Comin' After You". MC Ren
MC Ren
appeared on Dre's 1999 album 2001, and the three remaining N.W.A
N.W.A
emcees would reunite for "Hello" on Ice Cube's 2000 album War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc), and the song "Chin Check" for the Next Friday soundtrack, a movie starring Ice Cube. The West Coast and "gangsta" music scene had however fallen out of the spotlight since the death of Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur
in 1996, and it was only after Dr. Dre's successful patronage of Eminem
Eminem
and Dre's ensuing comeback album 2001 that the genre and its artists would regain the national spotlight. 2000's all-star Up In Smoke Tour
Up In Smoke Tour
would reunite much of the N.W.A
N.W.A
and Death Row families, and during time spent on the road, Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, guest star Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
and Eminem
Eminem
began recording in a mobile studio. A comeback album entitled Not These Niggaz Again was planned[27] (and would include DJ Yella, who had not been present on the tour). However, due to busy and conflicting schedules as well as the obstacles of coordinating three different record labels (Priority, No Limit and Interscope), obtaining the rights to the name N.W.A
N.W.A
and endorsing the whole project to gain exclusive rights, the album never materialized.[28] Only two tracks from these sessions would be released: the aforementioned "Chin Check" (with Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
as a member of N.W.A) from 2000's Next Friday soundtrack and "Hello" from Ice Cube's 2000 album War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc). Both songs would also appear on N.W.A's remastered Greatest Hits. There would also be partial reunions on other projects, notably "Set It Off", from Snoop Dogg's Tha Last Meal
Tha Last Meal
(2000), which featured MC Ren
MC Ren
and Ice Cube, and The D.O.C.'s "The Shit", from his 2003 album Deuce, featuring MC Ren, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
and Six-Two. Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
and DJ Yella
DJ Yella
were present in the studio for the latter song. In addition to the Greatest Hits initially released by Priority in 1996, Capitol and Ruthless Records
Ruthless Records
jointly released The N.W.A
N.W.A
Legacy, Vol. 1: 1988–1998 in 1999, a compilation that contained songs by other rap artists and only three songs from the actual group but various solo tracks from the five members. The success of the album prompted a second volume, The N.W.A
N.W.A
Legacy, Vol. 2, three years later. It emulated the format of its predecessor, containing only three genuine N.W.A
N.W.A
tracks and many solo efforts by the crew members. In 2007, a new greatest hits package was released, entitled The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge. In 2014, Ice Cube
Ice Cube
appeared on MC Ren's remix for "Rebel Music". This was the first time the duo had worked together since the N.W.A
N.W.A
reunion in 2000.[29] On June 27, 2015, MC Ren
MC Ren
and DJ Yella
DJ Yella
joined Ice Cube
Ice Cube
during his solo set as part of the BET Experience show at the Staples Center
Staples Center
in Los Angeles, California. This marked the first reunion performance of the group (minus Dr. Dre) in 15 years. Following a 27-year hiatus, the group reunited with surviving members Ice Cube, MC Ren, Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
and DJ Yella taking the stage during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2016, just days following the group's Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame induction.[30][31] Members

Arabian Prince (1986–1988) DJ Yella
DJ Yella
(1986–1991) Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
(1986–1991) Eazy-E
Eazy-E
(1986–1991) Ice Cube
Ice Cube
(1986–1989) MC Ren
MC Ren
(1988–1991)

Timeline

Biopic Main article: Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
(film) New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema
representatives announced to Entertainment Weekly's "Hollywood Insider Blog" that N.W.A's story was in development to become a feature film for theatrical release in 2012. However, it was delayed to sometime in 2014. The script was researched and written by filmmaker S. Leigh Savidge and radio veteran Alan Wenkus, who worked closely with Eazy-E's widow, Tomica Woods-Wright.[32] Ice Cube
Ice Cube
and Dr. Dre act as producers of the film. In September 2011, John Singleton[33] was selected as director. Ice Cube
Ice Cube
and Singleton previously collaborated on Boyz n the Hood, a movie that was nominated for an Academy Award, and Ice Cube
Ice Cube
also played the part of the character "Fudge" in Singleton's Higher Learning. Casting calls began in the summer of 2010. There were rumors of Lil Eazy-E
Eazy-E
playing his late father Eazy-E, and Ice Cube's son and fellow rapper O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing his father as well. Ice Cube
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. "These are the intimate conversations that helped forge N.W.A. 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.B.I., L.A. riots, HIV, and fucking feuding with each other. This movie has everything from Darryl Gates and the battering ram."[34] In August 2012, F. Gary Gray
F. Gary Gray
was selected as director rather than Singleton.[35] The film, named Straight Outta Compton, had been picked up by Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
who hired Jonathan Herman[36] in December 2013 to draft a new script and brought in Will Packer to executive produce.[37][38] On February 21, 2014, director F. Gary Gray
F. Gary Gray
announced a March 9, 2014 open casting call for the film via his Twitter account.[39] There were also open casting calls in Atlanta
Atlanta
and Chicago.[40][41] Rapper YG auditioned to play MC Ren
MC Ren
in the film.[42] The project was scheduled to start filming in April 2014 but was pushed backed due to casting delays.[43][44][45] On June 18, 2014, Universal officially announced that the N.W.A
N.W.A
biopic Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
would be released August 14, 2015. It was also confirmed that Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., would play a younger version of his father in the movie. O'Shea Jr. joined Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins who will portray group members Eazy-E
Eazy-E
and Dr. Dre, respectively, in the film.[46] To round out the cast of N.W.A, Aldis Hodge
Aldis Hodge
plays MC Ren
MC Ren
and Neil Brown Jr.
Neil Brown Jr.
portrays DJ Yella.[47][48] In early July 2014, casting directors for the N.W.A biopic issued a casting call for extras and vintage cars in the Los Angeles area for scenes in the movie. According to the casting call release, the film began filming in August 2014 and was released a year later on August 14, 2015. The film received positive reviews and grossed over $200 million worldwide.[49] Influence

"Fuck the police" graffiti in Cairo, 2011

N.W.A
N.W.A
graffiti

Although the group disbanded in 1991, they remain one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop groups, leaving a lasting legacy on hip hop music in the following decades.[citation needed] Their influence, from their funky, bass-driven beats to their exaggerated lyrics, was evident throughout the 1990s and even into the present, and is often credited as bridging the white/black American musical lines with their appeal to white Americans in the late 1980s.[50] In Dr. Dre's 1999 single "Forgot About Dre", Eminem
Eminem
pays homage to the group, rapping "So what do you say to somebody you hate or anyone tryna bring trouble your way, Wanna resolve things in a bloodier way, Then just study a tape of N.W.A" referring to the negative reception of N.W.A's works by the mainstream radio, which considered their songs to be violent.[51] A scene in the music video for the 2005 single "Hate It or Love It" by The Game featuring 50 Cent
50 Cent
shows Tequan Richmond and Zachary Williams (portraying a youthful Game & 50 Cent
50 Cent
respectively) being caught spraypainting "N.W.A" on a wall, resulting in their subsequent arrest by two policemen. The Game also has a tattoo that says "N.W.A" on the right side of his chest.[52] Discography Main article: N.W.A
N.W.A
discography Studio albums

Straight Outta Compton
Straight Outta Compton
(1988) Niggaz4Life
Niggaz4Life
(1991)

Compilation albums

N.W.A. and the Posse
N.W.A. and the Posse
(1987)

Extended plays

100 Miles and Runnin'
100 Miles and Runnin'
(1990)

See also

Fear of a Black Hat

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N.W.A

Arabian Prince DJ Yella Dr. Dre Eazy-E Ice Cube MC Ren

Studio albums

Straight Outta Compton Niggaz4Life

Extended plays

100 Miles and Runnin'

Compilations

N.W.A. and the Posse Greatest Hits 10th Anniversary Tribute The N.W.A
N.W.A
Legacy, Vol. 1 The N.W.A
N.W.A
Legacy, Vol. 2 The Strength of Street Knowledge Family Tree

Singles

"Panic Zone" "Straight Outta Compton" "Gangsta Gangsta" "Express Yourself" "100 Miles and Runnin'" "Alwayz into Somethin'" "Appetite for Destruction" "The Dayz Of Wayback" "Chin Check"

Other songs

"Fuck tha Police"

Films

Niggaz4Life: The Only Home Video Straight Outta Compton Straight Outta L.A.

Related articles

Discography Songs Ruthless Records Jerry Heller The D.O.C. Compton, California

Book:N.W.A

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Ruthless Records

Key people

Eazy-E
Eazy-E
(founder) Jerry Heller
Jerry Heller
(co-founder)

Albums

Ruthless Records
Ruthless Records
Tenth Anniversary: Decade of Game

Related

Ruthless Records
Ruthless Records
discography N.W.A Priority Records

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Class of 2016

Performers

Cheap Trick Chicago Deep Purple N.W.A Steve Miller

Non-performers (Ahmet Ertegun Award)

Bert Berns

Authority control

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