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a.k.a.Niggaz Wit Attitudes
CountryUnited States
Formed1986, Compton, California
GenresWest Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, G-Funk
LabelsPriority Records

Line-up (members)

  • DJ Yella : Vocals (1986-1991)
  • Dr. Dre : Vocals (1986-1991)
  • Eazy-E : Vocals (1986-1991) (R.I.P. 1995)
  • MC Ren : Vocals (1988-1991)

Former members

  • Ice Cube : Vocals (1986-1989)
  • Arabian Prince : Vocals (1986-1988)
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N.W.A Discography

Album title Lyrics Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
N.W.A - Niggaz4Life (1991) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
Additional notes
In 1988, rapper MC Ren joined N.W.A. and later that year, the group released their debut album "Straight Outta Compton." It sold poorly until early 1989, when MTV and radio began playing the hits "Straight Outta Compton," "Gangsta Gangsta" and "Express Yourself," which resulted in the album being sold in over three million copies. The album itself reached number 37 in the Billboard Top 200, while it reached number 9 on Billboard's Top Soul LPs.

Ice Cube left in December 1989 over royalty disputes -- having written almost half of the lyrics on "Straight Outta Compton" himself, he felt he was not getting a fair share of the money and profits. He wasted little time putting together his solo debut, 1990's "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted," but he avoided mentioning his former label mates. Instead of breaking up, N.W.A. decided to continue without Ice Cube, releasing the EP "100 Miles and Runnin'," which went platinum. Their 1991 follow-up album "Efil4zaggin" (also referred to as "Niggaz4Life") was the first hip-hop full-length album to reach number one on the Billboard 200. Shortly after the release of "Efil4zaggin," N.W.A. disbanded. All members continued making music since then, with Dr. Dre going solo and Eazy-E running Ruthless Records and releasing more music until he died of AIDS in 1995.