‘Efil4zaggin’ was more than a full stop to NWA's career. It bridged hip-hop's early golden age and the sound that would dominate the West Coast in the 90s.
Whether as a member of N.W.A, a solo act, or a label head, Eazy-E was one of the most controversial figures in gangsta rap.
The record was the long-awaited follow-up to Dre's second album '2001' (from 1999) after the cancellation of the long-planned 'Detox'.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ arrived like a road crash: you couldn’t ignore it. It launched gangsta rap and made the West Coast matter in hip-hop.
Hip-Hop artists have always waged war on conventional music – and each other. Braggadocio is always there, but it got out of control and ended in tragedy.
Straight Outta Compton, the gritty biopic telling the story of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A, makes it to DVD and Blu-ray on 11 January 2016.
Released on 8 January 2016, the Straight Outta Compton soundtrack is a West Coast hip-hop greatest hits, featuring N.W.A, Ice Cube, Easy-E and Dr Dre
The Game returns with his most ambitious statements yet: ‘The Documentary 2’ and ‘The Documentary 2.5’, solidifying his status as hip-hop royalty.