Dr Dre, Eazy E, Ice Cube, DJ Yellah, DOC and MC Ren, who make up NWA, are Compton natives.

NWA was a polarising hip-hop group that glamourised the gangster culture in Los Angeles and made popular the gangsta rap subgenre. They sang about drugs and the streets as well as police brutality and corruption.

Throughout the length of their career, they courted and lived with controversies generated by their lyrics.

NWA is widely considered one of the most influential groups in the history of hip hop.

Their song ‘Fuck The Police’ was their most controversial, so much so that it attracted the attention of the FBI.

Their 1988’s Straight Outta Compton album is one of the most influential rap records of all time.

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