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|
|Past members||Arabian Prince|
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, sexist, and racist which made them controversial. Their controversies included being banned from many American radio stations. One of their most controversial songs was "Fuck tha Police", which expressed anger, violence and racism towards police officers. Many people believed that N.W.A glamorized gang violence, street thugs and the violent lifestyle among many people in Compton.
Death of Eazy-EEdit
In 1994, Eazy-E believed he had asthma, until he learned he had HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), which led to his death at age 30 on 26 March 1995. The event would be featured in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the title of one of the rap group’s songs.
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.