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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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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