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2008-09-23 15:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Year was 1988, the album was "Straight Outta Compton," the group was NWA and the outcome was history making. VH1's Emmy Award-winning franchise takes a look back at the album and the group that changed the face of hip hop 20 years after its release in the new VH1 Rock Doc, NWA: The World's Most Dangerous Group." The doc will premiere on VH1, October 3 at 11pm*. When NWA released their "Straight Outta Compton" album in late 1988 it changed the face...

2008-08-25 06:00:44

By Steve Jones Twenty years ago this month, N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton hit the music industry like a slug to the chest. The album by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella on Eazy-E's independent Ruthless Records had critics howling that it glorified gang violence, while others praised its unapologetic, hell-raising view of living in poverty. It also turned the spotlight on West Coast hip-hop and soon had major labels scrambling to sign every kid from South-Central Los...

2008-08-16 15:00:00

Rapper Ice Cube says his former band, N.W.A., "changed the rules" of the hip-hop and rap music scene in the United States 20 years ago. The rapper, whose real name is O'Shea Jackson, said when the band released its most famous album, "Straight Outta Compton," in 1988, it helped change how rap music was seen nationwide, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. "That music is still echoing, which nobody could have predicted. That's what I'm proudest of, the impact that we had. N.W.A changed...


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