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The Best Of N.W.A: The Strength Of Street Knowledge [Explicit]

The Best Of N.W.A: The Strength Of Street Knowledge [Explicit]

December 26, 2006
4.6 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 26, 2006
  • Release Date: December 26, 2006
  • Label: PRIORITY RECORDS
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Priority Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 1:13:50
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B000TEMQ4K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,581 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Listen and understand the history being taught here, the early 90's the harshness of police brutality and the genius that was NWA, along with the likes of Ice T, boogie down productions, Eric b and rakim and Public Enemy, these acts all started and created rap with a message, either the gangster side of life or the political message of blacks in America and the government trying to hold them down from equality in this country. The prowess of dr dre as a brilliant dj and the lyrical mastery of a very young ice cube showed the potential of a supergroup In the making, add a street smart eazy e another great dj in Yella and a brutally honest mc Ren and you have one of the most iconic rap albums ever in straight outta Compton . This cd is a compilation of there greatest rhymes and there all too short and brief career as a group with and without ice cube as he left the group after the first album over a royalty dispute, the EP and album after cubes departure are still polarizing albums in themselves and show the pure talent of dre as a dj and a lyricist . This compilation is raw, obscene and plain rude, but honest in every track showcasing life thru the eyes of 5 young black men trying to show the world the life they live and the struggles they face everyday in a part of town on the other side of the tracks not too many people get to see. All the tracks featured here stand the test of time and sound great even today, the watered down fake rap you now hear on the radio could learn a thing or two from studying there history and giving this a listen today and understand the message they were trying to convey all those years ago, with the political unrest and police controversy present in the headlines today this albums message still holds true to the country we live in.Read more ›
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I really like this c.d. I'm still not too keen with them referring to some females as bitches and ho's. Even though I know there are some who are bitches and ho's, it's still not one of my favorite parts of it. On the outside of that it's really a good c.d. Brought back memories. It's too bad they never had a chance to get back together before Eazy-E passed. May he rest in peace. By the way; if you haven't gone to the theater to watch the movie "Straight Outta Compton" yet you are missing a great movie. This c.d. shows you how talented all of them were/are. R.I.P. Eazy-E.
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A few of their "best" songs were left out. But, the essentials are all here.

This "Best Of" includes: some of Eazy E's solo stuff, some of Ice Cube's solo material, Ren's solo off Straight Outta Compton titled "If It Ain't Ruff" (a killer battle rap), and even their dis record from their brief beef with former member Ice Cube titled "Real Ni**as".

Missing are: the remix of "Express Yourself" (best version of that song), songs from solo albums that were released by group members, and stuff from N.W.A affiliates like the D.O.C. and Bone Thugz. The addition of such material would've more thoroughly reflected the reach and influence of N.W.A.
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Nothing better than rollin' down the street in my 05, crankin' this album up and just pissing off the neighborhood. Classic album.
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After going to the movies watching straight outta compton, i wanted to relive what i didn't grow up listening to as a youth. I actually became an nwa when they broke up going their separate ways but not while they were together as a group earlier on. watching the movie made you look at nwa in a new light and have a new found appreciation and respect for the group. dopeman and boyz n da hood are easily my favorites.
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N.W.A. is my favorite rap group of all time. I have always been a fan of them since I was a teenager. This whole album is just full of hits back to back. I also loved the movie, "Straight Outta Compton". I've seen it 5 times and it kept getting better every time.
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This version is a whole lot better than the tape I used to have when I was in Junior High. I'm not sure if it's nostalgic or if it just makes me feel old. I never knew that NWA ever released enough songs to constitute a `Best Of Album, but whatever.
Great for album
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We have alot of rap artist today expressing their feelings about their lives and situations. This wouldn't of happen without the start and the influence of a group of men who grew up in compton as friends that started playing music and writting songs about who they were and how life was growing up in compton. These men had passion in their lyrics and songs and music to be the first pioneer to not only tell how it was for them to survive but to start what we know today as gangster / hip hop rap music. The group was NWA consisting of frontman Ice cube and Easy e along with Dr.dre, DJ yella , MC Ren they were not just making music but history they were the voice of the voiceless to stand up for rights and express themselves with songs like f the police about cops abuseing them cause of race discrimination and gangster gangster about gang violence and the hit straight outta of compton about their lives and surroundings and dopeman about being a drug dealer in compton and boys n hood about keeping friends and living in compton. They became ledgends to the music world and to their fans we enjoy their songs and music but to them it was their life that they shared with us they spread their message loud and clear now other are steeping up after they did like emeniem, 2 pac, biggie, snoop dogg, wu tang clan , 50 cents, the doc, ect. Today NWA is long and gone but not forgotten thanks to the movie striaght outta compton as far as group Ice Cube made some great solo cds and now he's an actor in movies and producer, Easy e made some cds and produce some stars like bones thugs and harmoney but in 95 he tragedically died of aids , Dr dre he made some cds best the chronic he became a producer and found snoop dogg and the doc and emeniem and he has a line of merchandise after him.Read more ›
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