13 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Straight Outta Compton booms with an energy so palpable and raw, no one is spared from its concussive buckshot. Dr. Dre builds upon Public Enemy’s sound-bombing template, adding live guitar to form a seamless, rhythmic whole. Ice Cube and MC Ren paint vivid scenes overlooked by the nightly news, while Eazy-E is cold-blooded in voice and command. While the album has its critics—“Gangsta Gangsta” was condemned for its nihilism, and the F.B.I. launched an inquiry over “Fuck Tha Police”—it’s also a thrilling, unforgettable ride that changed the course of rap music.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Straight Outta Compton booms with an energy so palpable and raw, no one is spared from its concussive buckshot. Dr. Dre builds upon Public Enemy’s sound-bombing template, adding live guitar to form a seamless, rhythmic whole. Ice Cube and MC Ren paint vivid scenes overlooked by the nightly news, while Eazy-E is cold-blooded in voice and command. While the album has its critics—“Gangsta Gangsta” was condemned for its nihilism, and the F.B.I. launched an inquiry over “Fuck Tha Police”—it’s also a thrilling, unforgettable ride that changed the course of rap music.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

XxGetPaidxX ,

Ultimate Classic

NWA is freaking awesome

N.W.A. fan!!! ,

Classic!!!

One of the best rap albums ever made!!

SAMUEL MAFFIE ,

SAMANTHA

KELLIE GONZALEZ

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