“Straight Outta Compton” is the debut studio album by American hip hop group N.W.A, released on August 8, 1988, by Ruthless Records and Priority Records. The album is considered one of the most influential and controversial albums in the history of hip-hop, due to its explicit lyrics and social commentary on issues such as police brutality, racial profiling, and the living conditions in South Central Los Angeles.
The album features iconic tracks such as “Straight Outta Compton”, “F*** tha Police”, and “Gangsta Gangsta”, which are still considered classics in the genre. The group’s signature sound, which combined aggressive beats and rhymes with a West Coast funk influence, set a new standard for hip-hop production.
Despite facing criticism and censorship from various groups, “Straight Outta Compton” became a commercial success, reaching number 37 on the US Billboard 200 chart and eventually going double platinum. The album’s impact on hip-hop culture and social issues continues to be felt today, over 30 years after its release.
Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A
Track 1: Straight Outta Compton
Track 2: Fuck Tha Police
Track 3: Gangsta Gangsta
Track 4: If It Ain’t Ruff
Track 5: Parental Discretion Iz Advised
Track 6: Express Yourself
Track 7: Compton’s N the House
Track 8: I Ain’t Tha One
Track 9: Dopeman
Track 10: Quiet On Tha Set