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N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

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Format: LP, Album, RE, 180

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    Europe  
Genre:       Hip Hop
Style:         Gangsta

Factory Sealed, Brand Spanking New.

N.W.A's explosive debut album, "Straight Outta Compton," rewrote the rules of hip-hop and laid the foundation for an entire subgenre. Released in 1988, this groundbreaking record remains a sonic document of social unrest, a raw depiction of urban life, and a declaration of cultural rebellion. With its potent mix of ruthless lyricism and innovative production, "Straight Outta Compton" transcends its era to maintain its relevancy and impact decades later.

From the title track's arresting opening to the closing moments of "Something Like That," N.W.A unapologetically confronts the harsh realities of life in Compton, California. Tracks like "Gangsta Gangsta" and "Dopeman" provide an unfiltered glimpse into the dangerous world that shaped their experiences. The album's explicit language and unflinching narratives sparked controversy and debate, igniting discussions about censorship, artistic expression, and the power of hip-hop to shed light on societal issues.

Behind the scenes, the production talents of Dr. Dre and DJ Yella crafted a musical backdrop that was both innovative and captivating. The signature use of heavy beats, funky samples, and hypnotic rhythms created a sonic landscape that complemented N.W.A's raw energy and vocal prowess. Tracks like "Express Yourself" exhibited the group's versatility, delving into more lighthearted themes while maintaining their unmistakable style.




Recorded and mixed at Audio Achievements, Torrance, CA Engineered by Donovan Sound (A.E.S., N.A.R.A.S.). ℗ © 1988 Priority Records, Inc., a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Made in the EU. Similar versions: [r=11001616 - Original MPO Reissue [r=10925727 - 2017 MPO Reissue with additional GZ numbers [r=12864598 - 2018 MPO Reissue [r=14923626 - 2019 MPO Reissue [r=17475799 - 2020 MPO Reissue


A1. Straight Outta Compton 4:18
A2. _ _ _ _ Tha Police (Fill In The Blanks) 5:46
A3. Gangsta Gangsta 5:36
A4. If It Ain't Ruff 3:34
A5. Parental Discretion Iz Advised 5:15
B1. Express Yourself 4:25
B2. Compton's N The House (Remix) 5:20
B3. I Ain't Tha 1 4:54
B4. Dopeman (Remix) 5:20
B5. Quiet On Tha Set 3:59


Record Company UMG Recordings, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) Priority Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) Priority Records, Inc.
Recorded At Audio Achievements
Mixed At Audio Achievements
Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Produced For High Powered Productions
Pressed By MPO

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