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.

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Straight Outta Compton
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F**k tha Police
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Gangsta Gangsta
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If It Ain't Ruff
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Parental Discretion Iz Advised
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8 Ball (Remix)
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4:52
 
Something Like That
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Express Yourself
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Compton's N the House (Remix)
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I Ain't tha 1
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Dopeman (Remix)
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Quiet On tha Set
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Something 2 Dance 2
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