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N.W.A*Straight Outta Compton

Tracklist

Straight Outta Compton4:18
_ _ _ _ Tha Police (Fill In The Blanks)5:46
Gangsta Gangsta5:36
If It Ain't Ruff3:34
Parental Discretion Iz Advised5:15
Express Yourself4:25
Compton's N The House (Remix)5:20
I Ain't Tha 14:54
Dopeman (Remix)5:20
Quiet On Tha Set3:59

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Album Sales: 3,000,000
First Release Date: August 1988

The debut album by N.W.A, "Straight Outta Compton" is now best remembered as the pioneering record of gangsta rap; with its ever-present profanity and violent lyrics, it helped to give birth to this then-new sub-genre of hip hop. It has been considered groundbreaking by music writers and has had an enormous impact on the evolution of West Coast hip hop. "Straight Outta Compton" redefined the direction of hip hop, which resulted in lyricism concerning the gangsta lifestyle becoming the driving force in sales figures. It also helped to shift the power to the West Coast from the East Coast, which had enjoyed a period of prominence in hip hop for most of the 1980s.

Despite not being a success at first and the lack of airplay, "Straight Outta Compton" sold over three million copies, thanks to the hits "Straight Outta Compton", "Gangsta Gangsta" and "Express Yourself". The album itself reached number 37 in the Billboard Top 200 in the spring of 1989, while it reached number 9 on Billboard's Top Soul LPs.

The original version of "Compton's N The House" was only to be found on the Eazy-Duz-It / Ruthless Villain / Radio cassette single; it was not pressed on the 12" vinyl version of the single.

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Island Records – 260 286, 4th & Broadway – 260 286Germany1988Germany1988
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baddevin's avatar
baddevin
I wonder what they are looking at in the picture..
HumitasConTomate's avatar
i recently got a copy, looks goods and sound goods. Did not came with the "Respect The Classics" hype sticker tho, but the barcode, the matrix and the album label correspond to this version because it is the one that includes the Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) logo. Anyone in the same situation?
grevilli's avatar
grevilli
Mine is an uneven pressing with sibilance in the vocals. Would not recommend.
mescalineheartattack's avatar
Mine has Side A, etched): MPO 0600753469952 A2. A 2 instead of an 8 as the last number. Could not find it as variant?
rickypacific's avatar
rickypacific
Aside from a few pops happening here and there it is a decent pressing. The sound quality of the music itself is amazing. A definite classic.
juga1's avatar
juga1
masterd by Bernie Grundman ??? c'moooon!! this version of album sounds like doubleshit!
gotozerobassman's avatar
Noisy as hell! Mastered very low...had to turn it WAY up!
gee.siber's avatar
gee.siber
Quality 180g vinyl and it sounds great. Packaging looks very original.
lotr121's avatar
lotr121
Pretty great pressing, mastering done at BM, can’t really go wrong at all, nicely done. Wish this reissue included 8-Ball, but it wasn’t on the original. One of the best best West Coast LPs-started it all
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Grateful13
First of all-You must own this album. One of The Best Gangsta Rap Albums Of All Time, if not Thee Best. I stole it on tape in ‘88 and have owned probably double digit amounts of copies both on tape and CD since. Years later, I split a lot of Vinyl with a Friend and I chose N.W.A & The Posse as my pick of 20 albums spread across the floor. After looking in the sleeve a while later, I realized I had the First Press of Straight Outta Compton! Yeah...Nice score, right? Now alls I need is a Sleeve. Does anyone have one that they are willing to part with? &, why doesn’t Discogs offer a section or way for people to buy/sell just the Sleeve of an album? There has got to be a lot of people in the same situation as me with a lot of different albums. P.S.-No, I will not sell it