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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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Notes

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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