N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes also Niggaz With Attitude) was an American rap group from Compton, California, and its members were Eazy-E, DJ Yella, MC Ren, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. It was first managed by Jerry Heller.
The logo of N.W.A
|Origin||South Central Los Angeles, Compton, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, g-funk, political hip hop|
|Labels||Ruthless, Priority, EMI|
|Associated acts||Above the Law, Bobby Jimmy and the Critters, C.I.A., Fila Fresh Crew, J. J. Fad, Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C., World Class Wreckin' Cru|
The rap group started in 1986 and lasted until 1991. The group originated gangsta rap and had lyrics unique to gangsta rap that were very explicit, violent, misogynist and sexist, which made them controversial. Their controversies included being banned from many American radio stations. One of their most controversial songs was "Fuck tha Police". Many people believed that N.W.A glamorized gang violence, street thugs and the violent lifestyle among many people in Compton.
They made 2 albums and 1 EP:
- 100 Miles and Runnin' (1990)
The film Straight Outta Compton details the formation, notable actions, and disbandment of N.W.A.