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5.0 out of 5 stars Gangsta rap starts here.
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...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A significant album of the 1990's.
Straight Outta Compton is one of those albums like Never Mind the Bo**ocks, Appetite for Destruction or Definitely Maybe- it's signifcant in that its been of influence- though I think it is far from either the best album or best hip-hop album of the 1990's.
Dr Dre and Yella help cook up a semi-industrial blend of funk'n'beats for Ice Cube, MC Ren & the late Easy-E to...
Published on 23 Nov 2002 by Jason Parkes


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5.0 out of 5 stars feel the rap essence, 27 Dec 2012
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Straight Outta Compton Album par N.W.A. Sortie 8 aot 1988 Enregistrement 1987-1988 Audio Archivments Studios (Torrance , Californie) Durée 60:27 Genre Gangsta rap
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star, 15 April 2012
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Classic album every hip hop fan needs this in there collection. Great price and arrived within a few days. Ace
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favourites, 13 April 2012
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this is simply brilliant & really funny - ice cube & eazy e are brilliant and very comical (though quite brutal at times) Dr dre is quite reserved in comparison but mc ren steals the show for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best rap groups... ever, 23 Dec 2010
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just read the title of my review, great lyrics from the masters of gangster rap, epic beats produced by yella, MC ren and dr dre although I am told the whole group was into beat making.
The album itself is brilliant, a real classic with some great remastered versions, and when you have listened to the whole album i'm sure you will agree with me that it is brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars N.W.A. Reloaded, 7 Dec 2010
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Roger Silva Vilalta "rogersv" (Barcelona, Catalonia - Europe) - See all my reviews
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This is a classic album every West Coast old school fan must own and this 20th Anniversary Edition reloaded with new stuff makes it a Collector's Edition. It not only sounds like if it were made today it also looks great on the shelve next to the vinyl! If you're a fan and/or a collector, get a copy right now!
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4.0 out of 5 stars You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge, 18 July 2007
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OK, so my rappin' days are over, but some things never die. The power and controversy of this album and pretty much all the tracks on it are timeless.

Like this? Eazy-Duz-It by Eazy-E .
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best album ever by the best group ever!!, 9 May 2005
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NWA is the best Hip-Hop group of all time. Every song is fantastic, this has to be the best album i've ever heard. Eazy E's lyrics are clever, funny and original. This is old school Hip-Hop at its best, you have to buy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the old ones are the best, 15 Mar 2011
Not much to say other than this is a blast. I heard it 20 odd years ago and its still as edgy as it was then. If you havent heard it... Buy it Now!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A significant album of the 1990's., 23 Nov 2002
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Jason Parkes "We're all Frankies'" (Worcester, UK) - See all my reviews
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Straight Outta Compton is one of those albums like Never Mind the Bo**ocks, Appetite for Destruction or Definitely Maybe- it's signifcant in that its been of influence- though I think it is far from either the best album or best hip-hop album of the 1990's.
Dr Dre and Yella help cook up a semi-industrial blend of funk'n'beats for Ice Cube, MC Ren & the late Easy-E to blaze rhetoric over. Here the band are more focused on the state of things in their world, songs like F**k the Police, the title track & Gangsta Gangsta sounding prescient in the wake of the Rodney King incident or the venal nature of the LAPD (as seen in books like LAbryinth or films like Tupac & Biggie). The influence can even be found in things as disparate as Kevin Smith films and the French protest classic, La Haine.
The album as a whole is not that satisying, far beneath the industrial beats of Eric B & Rakim, Meat Beat Manifesto or Public Enemy. THe raps are ANGRY, which is a good thing- though are extremely primal (in a revolutionary way) than the eloquent raps of Rakim and Chuck D. The ethos of Gangsta Gangsta ("life ain't nuthin' but b**ches & money") has infected rap/hip-hop ever since and can be seen to have lead to all the Biggie/Tupac posturing, the odd corpse and drivel like So Solid Crew. The influence would not be all bad- Dre's sound has been relocated to Eminem and the Wu Tang Clan's initial work advances (hugely) on the template here (Ice Cube's Dopeman can be seen as a precursor of Wu Tang's Method Man).
The extra tracks on this reissue are the best things here, emanating from the Express Yourself 12" of 1990 we get an extended mix of Express (sampled by Happy Mondays/Paul Oakenfold on the great WFL), the hilarious misogny of A B**ch Iz a B**ch (which would be the prime type of material on the terrible Efil4Zaggin follow-up) & a definitive, extended version of Straight Outta Compton- their finest moment.
This reissue is an important album and one that should be owned, especially at this budget price. I'm not convinced that this is as great a hip/hop album as releases such as Fear of a Black Planet/It Takes a Nation of Millions; Follow the Leader/Paid in Full/Let the Rhythm Hit E,; 3 Feet High & Rising; Paul's Boutique; OG; Wu Tang 36 Chambers/Liquid Swords/Only Built 4 Cuban Linx; America's Most Wanted or Run DMC albums like Raising Hell. It must take some of the blame for destroying the utopian collectiveism of early hip-hop and turning it all nihilist (though Missy Elliot's latest is attempting to take it back). There is a reason why DJ Shadow wrote 'Hip Hop Sucks in 96'.
This is also far from best album of the 1990's, what is says is extremely limited - there is more to life than b**ches & money I'm happy to report. I can think of at least 125 more important albums released in the 1990's than this; so, a top budget history lesson- but far from the perfect album. Question: what was Hip Hop about in the 1st place?
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5.0 out of 5 stars westcoast compton classic, 7 Sep 2003
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wwhen this album dropped it set the mark for gangsgta rap as well as putting the westcoast on the hip hop map.n.w.a a group consiting of dr dre,eazye,ice cube,mc ren, and yella you had a group like no other in dr dre you had the hottest producer on the west at that time and to this day the greastest producer in hip hop and in cube 1 o f the all time greats with help of eazy ren and yella there was no stopping classics like straight ouuta compton were and still is a classsic and the contriversial **** the police who else would even dare at this time rhyme this.an album that is a must buy for any true gangsta rap fan.
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