Styles. In the song "Compton" by The Game, he says "Nigga I'ma keep on stompin' comin' straight outta Compton", The video, directed by Rupert Wainwright, features Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren, Krazy Dee, and DJ Yella. 10th Anniversary Tribute, "How N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton Made Gangsta Rap the New Reality", "After 27 Years, N.W.A Finally Cracked Billboard's Hot 100", "N.W.A Takes Over Charts, Gets First Top 40 Hit on Hot 100", "N.W.A Finally Has Their First Top 40 Hit - SPIN", "N.W.A. The song debuted at #38 on the US Hot 100 in 2015 following the release of the Straight Outta Compton movie. Perhaps the success of the hit biopic Straight Outta Compton gave them the extra push they needed. Dre left the group shortly after the album's release, and began a … All of that directionless rebellion and rage produces some of the most frightening, visceral moments in all of rap, especially the amazing opening trio of songs, which threaten to dwarf everything that follows. It established gangsta rap -- and, moreover, West Coast rap in general -- as a commercial force, going platinum with no airplay and crossing over with shock-hungry white teenagers. 1989 saw the re-issue of N.W.A and the Posse and Straight Outta Compton on CD, and the release of The D.O.C. Straight Outta Compton wasn't quite the first gangsta rap album, but it was the first one to find a popular audience, and its sensibility virtually defined the genre from its 1988 release on. Even the group's history in the 14 years since Straight Outta Compton was released is Shakespearean in its drama and tragedy. ... What have the artists said about the song? The follow-up to Straight Outta Compton, Niggaz4Life (commonly known as Efil4zaggin), was released the following year, supported by the singles "Appetite for Destruction" and "Alwayz into Somethin'". Given the album's sheer force, the production is surprisingly spare, even a little low-budget -- mostly DJ scratches and a drum machine, plus a few sampled horn blasts and bits of funk guitar. The title is a reference to, In 2012, the song was used in the video game, The song was parodied and played in 2 episodes of, A similar beat to the one used in "Straight Outta Compton" is used in the episode "The Crew" of the show, This page was last edited on 7 September 2020, at 13:01. But despite all the romanticized invincibility, the force and detail of Ice Cube's writing makes the exaggerations resonate. Directed by F. Gary Gray. [3] This became the group's first top 40 hit song, in large part due to lack of airplay since N.W.A was banned from many radio stations in the 1980s, charting 27 years after its initial release and 24 years since the group originally disbanded.[4][5][6][7][8][9]. (magazine) and as part of NWA's induction ceremony and official printed program of the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn, New York presentation. But although Straight Outta Compton has its own share of posturing, it still sounds refreshingly uncalculated because of its irreverent, gonzo sense of humor, still unfortunately rare in hardcore rap. ... Release Date … It was released on July 10, 1988 as the lead single from their debut album of the same name.It also appears on N.W.A's Greatest Hits with an extended mix and The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge.It was voted number 19 on About.com's Top 100 Rap Songs, and is ranked number 6 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs … Eazy-E also introduces MC Ren's verse. Straight Outta Compton wasn't quite the first gangsta rap album, but it was the first one to find a popular audience, and its sensibility virtually defined the genre from its 1988 release on. The album was another double platinum success for Ruthless (in addition to girl group J.J. Fad in 1988 and singer Michel'le in 1989). Unlike Ice-T, there's little social criticism or reflection on the gangsta lifestyle; most of the record is about raising hell -- harassing women, driving drunk, shooting it out with cops and partygoers. All of that directionless rebellion and rage produces some of the most frightening, visceral moments in all of rap, especially the amazing opening trio of songs, which threaten to dwarf everything that follows. ]. It established gangsta rap -- and, moreover, West Coast rap in general -- as a commercial force, going platinum with no airplay and crossing over with shock-hungry white teenagers. Ice Cube and Ren are chased by the police during their verses, arrested, and put in a holding van. Eazy-E's verse shows him riding alongside the van in a convertible, yelling at the driver who ignores him. Ice Cube left shortly after the release of … "Straight Outta Compton" is a song by American hip hop group N.W.A. It appears on Nas's album "QB's Finest", In 2007, The McDonald's Main Men parodied the song as "Straight Outta Clacton", which went viral on, In 2012, Captain Dan and The Scurvy Crew and Skull Branded Pirates covered the song together as "Straight Outta Kingston". It established gangsta rap -- and, moreover, West Coast rap in general -- as a commercial force, going platinum with no airplay and crossing over with shock-hungry white teenagers. Although Cube wrote some of his bandmates' raps, including nearly all of Eazy-E's, each member has a distinct delivery and character, and the energy of their individual personalities puts their generic imitators to shame. Find album release information for Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A on AllMusic. There are several undistinguished misfires during the second half, but they aren't nearly enough to detract from the overall magnitude. 's No One Can Do It Better. But despite all the romanticized invincibility, the force and detail of Ice Cube's writing makes the exaggerations resonate. Make HUGE strides BACK on the CHARTS! New Releases. Although Cube wrote some of his bandmates' raps, including nearly all of Eazy-E's, each member has a distinct delivery and character, and the energy of their individual personalities puts their generic imitators to shame. Find album release information for Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A on AllMusic AllMusic. It also appears on N.W.A's Greatest Hits with an extended mix and The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge. With O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.. [10], The record cover image for the Straight Outta Compton single and maxi-single covers, known as "The Bleacher Shot" was created by Greek-American photographer (and regular Priority Records free-lancer), Ithaka Darin Pappas. Unlike Ice-T, there's little social criticism or reflection on the gangsta lifestyle; most of the record is about raising hell -- harassing women, driving drunk, shooting it out with cops and partygoers. Dr. Dre does the intro as well as introducing Eazy E's verse. Duration 01:00:16. It was voted number 19 on About.com's Top 100 Rap Songs,[2] and is ranked number 6 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. Featured New Releases ... Release Date August 9, 1988. In 2015, "Straight Outta Compton" debuted at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the issue dated September 5, 2015 as a result of the recent releases of the group's film of the same name and Dr. Dre's Compton; it was the highest debut on the chart that week. Score First Top 40 Hit with "Straight Outta Compton, "NWA charts on Billboard Hot 100's Top 40 for the first time with "Straight Outta Compton" single", "THE GAMUTT-- WebMag: #NWA scores 1st ever Top 40 HIT on #Billboard! Rap. It was N.W.A. It's impossible to overstate the enduring impact of Straight Outta Compton; as polarizing as its outlook may be, it remains an essential landmark, one of hip-hop's all-time greatest. In the clean version of the video, profanities have edited lyrics by rappers' voices, including words like "fuck" changed to "get" from time to time with different words as well. But although Straight Outta Compton has its own share of posturing, it still sounds refreshingly uncalculated because of its irreverent, gonzo sense of humor, still unfortunately rare in hardcore rap. Straight Outta Compton Lyrics: You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge / Straight outta Compton! It's impossible to overstate the enduring impact of Straight Outta Compton; as polarizing as its outlook may be, it remains an essential landmark, one of hip-hop's all-time greatest. 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