Tru Dat Hip Hop Classic: N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton on Vinyl Record and an Academy Award nominee!
NWA celebrated their 20th anniversary of the original release of Straight Outta Compton on August 8, 2008. A movie came out late last year and it took me back:
In 1998, as an 18-year old growing up in the Western suburbs of Sydney (Granville to be exact), the album spoke to me musically even though I didn’t understand what its content was all about. Even thought I didn’t understand what living in Compton was like, I did understand from living in Granville how boring life can truly be.
It made me feel included in a culture. Being part of the Hip Hop culture gave me an avenue out of the boring humdrum life of living in the West. What Hip Hop culture gave to me via NWA, was a chance to escape and to be creative in one of the five disciplines  that the culture lived by – by doing graf:
Rap music (oral)
Graffiti (visual) 
(the unoffical 5th element of hip hop)
While I’ve worked my way through the whole 5 elements quite badly, the one thing that hip hop has given me is an education in self-belief, that no parent or mentor has ever done.
Originally released August 8, 1988 on Eazy E’s label Ruthless Records, Straight Out Of Compton became the pioneering record of the Gangster Rap genre. The tight production was by Dr Dre and DJ Yella with co-production credits going to the Arabian Prince.
Straight Outta Compton redefined the direction of hip hop, this version is the later re-release which has been remastered containing four bonus tracks and pressed on 180gram virgin vinyl.
- Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony – F*ck the Police
- Snoop Dog/C-Murder – Gangster Ganster
- Mack10 – Dopeman
- WC – If it Ain’t Ruff
- Dr. Dre/M.C.Ren – Compton’s N The House – Live
Listen to the title track here: N.W.A. – Straight Out of Compton
Do your homework B-Boys and B-Girls! trailer here: Straight Outta Compton – Red Band Trailer with Introduction from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube (HD)(Official)
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