NWA was a rap super group that came out of Compton, California in the lat 80’s and gained a widespread popularity during the 90’s. The group and what they did with their influence is highly applicable to today’s culture with the growing problem of black hate from police, and the movie “Straight Outta Compton”s release in movie theaters across America. The epic rap drama brought in an estimated $60.2 million dollars making it the largest first day sales for a rated R movie. The movie chronologically takes viewers through the groups stardom to finish and goes in depth on the influence they had as a group. The group began with rap artists Arabian Prince, Eazy-E, Dr.Dre, and Ice Cube. Later DJ Yella and MC Ren would join after Arabian Prince left the group before their hit album “Straight Outta Compton”. Ice Cube would later leave the group because of royalty disputes as well. The group changed the genre in a huge way with their debut album release in 1988, “Straight Outta Compton” because of the controversial hits it included like one of their most popular “F*** Tha Police”. This single from their debut album spurred from their hate for police because of racial discrimination and caused several riots at shows across America. Other artists then and even today have taken note of this hate for authority and is voiced in their music in very similar ways. Today with the release of the gritty biopic “Straight Outta Compton”, noteworthy artists, and the groups views on society and discrimination, the group is one of the biggest names in the genre and is still talked about to this day.


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