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Straight Outta Compton

8 Oct 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 Oct 2002
  • Release Date: 8 Oct 2002
  • Label: Priority
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Priority Records LLC
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  • Total Length: 1:08:20
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  • ASIN: B001HXRTPS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,029 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By dynamitekid156 VINE VOICE on 19 April 2008
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Hip-hop music was barely regarded as a legitimate music form by the late eighties, despite having been around for more than a decade. This was partly because of its almost childlike innocence and quaint rhyming couplets, as well as the viewpoint that its sampling techniques were 'stealing music.'

Then gangsta rap appeared. At the forefront, alongside the likes of Ice-T, were NWA - a rap group that managed to wrench rap out of the underground and make it something to terrify The Man - or more specifically, white people and conservatives.

Overnight, rap music went from worthless to (seemingly) a genuine threat to the way people lived their lives.

When compared to the often disgusting examples of gangsta rap in modern times, NWA's proper debut Straight Outta Compton seems almost as quaint as the likes of Sugarhill Gang when you look at it now.

Its mighty opening trio aside (we'll get to them later), the rest of the album is mostly fun-loving party rap much like their contemporaries. Aside from some bad language (even that pales in comparison to modern groups) songs like 'If It Ain't Ruff' or 'Something 2 Dance 2' simply express a love of rhyming and partying. The former doesn't even feature any profanity, but is simply a three-minute showcase for the underrated MC Ren. 'Parental Discretion Iz Advised' features jazzy live instrumentation. 'Express Yourself,' meanwhile is one of the most upbeat gangsta rap songs ever created and even features an anti-drugs message in its lyrics.

But NWA achieved notoriety not for any of these songs, but because of this album's brutal and brilliant opening salvo, the songs that changed the face of rap and virtually invented modern gangsta as we know it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dan Gleeballs on 14 Feb 2013
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I'm the whitest guy alive, but these songs are so easy to just drive along to, bobbing my head, catching the ladies eyes in my 1.2L corsa.

10/10
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By NOTORIETY on 4 Jan 2004
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You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge. With these words begins an album of lyrical, musical and political significance.Certainly this album is far from being a great album from the point of view of its musical prowess, but its caustic melodies and dark pessimistic lyrics, conjured up the spirit of the time and gave the weakest in society a voice. In effect Straight outta Compton is the most influential collection of songs in the history of rap and that genre which we know today grew from its foundations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 13 Dec 2000
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NWA the beginning of a legacy. This album has to be the best Rap about. Compiling together a number of highly rated rap artists rapping classics such as "STRAIGHT OUT OF COMPTON" did it for me!! I believe that if you are a true Rap fan this would be the album for you.
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This is a great album from when Hip hop was still young. A toddler, with all it's moods and hilarity. Brilliant social commentary turned sideways and forced in your earhole. Musically, it's clever. I think this album should be in everyone's collection. It could sit next to your mumford and sons disc and take its dinner money
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what can one say--a dj friend played the "f@@k the police track and it put a smile on face--thinking thatll never get on british radio--and I was right!!! its good stuff but if you are offended by bad language then STILL BUY IT--and play very loud. todays rap sounds pale to this--and this is over 20yrs old !!!
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If you have had a bad day at the office, then put this baby on! Love the lyrics the beats and the attitude! My wife walked in and was not pleased ha ha!
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By andrew brown on 18 Feb 2013
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Propper old school, not a big fan of modern rap / hiphop or whatever they call it these days, but this is a must have album from the original masters of the art.
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