For those of us that were around at the time #StraightOuttaCompton was released, you remember how crazy the controversy was about #NWA .. A new genre of hip-hop pushed its way to the forefront of mainstream culture 25 years ago today, when N.W.A.’s influential debut album “Straight Outta Compton” hit stores. Boasting socially charged lyrics laced with #profanity and #aggression, “Compton” is often considered the grandfather of gangsta-rap albums.”Straight Outta Compton” peaked at No. 37 on the #Billboard 200 albums chart and No. 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It has since been certified triple platinum. #IceCube left N.W.A. the year after “Compton” was released, citing royalty disputes. (always been a business man) #DJYella remained a member until the group disbanded in #1991. The first single “Straight outta Compton” failed to place on the Billboard charts. #VH1 ranks it the sixth best #hiphop song of all time. The second single, “Gangsta Gangsta,” never received a music video but made a splash on the rap chart, despite the album’s controversial lyrics limiting its radio play. In #1989, An Australian radio station played the third single, “Express Yourself,” on continuous loop for 24 hours while protesting government #censorship. Despite never being released as a single, “Fuck tha Police” is arguably the most influential song from this album.  Its #controversial lyrics prompted the #FBI to write a cautionary letter to the group’s record distribution company: “Advocating violence and assault is wrong. … Music plays a significant role in society and I wanted you to to be aware of the FBI’s position relative [“F—k tha Police”] and its message.” #RollingStone placed the track at No. 417 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  #tbt #throwbackthursday #erraticallday #influence #respect #erratic #rap #losangeles #caallday #818 #213 #310 #626 #323 #erraticclothing

For those of us that were around at the time #StraightOuttaCompton was released, you remember how crazy the controversy was about #NWA .. A new genre of hip-hop pushed its way to the forefront of mainstream culture 25 years ago today, when N.W.A.’s influential debut album “Straight Outta Compton” hit stores. Boasting socially charged lyrics laced with #profanity and #aggression, “Compton” is often considered the grandfather of gangsta-rap albums.”Straight Outta Compton” peaked at No. 37 on the #Billboard 200 albums chart and No. 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It has since been certified triple platinum. #IceCube left N.W.A. the year after “Compton” was released, citing royalty disputes. (always been a business man) #DJYella remained a member until the group disbanded in #1991. The first single “Straight outta Compton” failed to place on the Billboard charts. #VH1 ranks it the sixth best #hiphop song of all time. The second single, “Gangsta Gangsta,” never received a music video but made a splash on the rap chart, despite the album’s controversial lyrics limiting its radio play. In #1989, An Australian radio station played the third single, “Express Yourself,” on continuous loop for 24 hours while protesting government #censorship. Despite never being released as a single, “Fuck tha Police” is arguably the most influential song from this album. Its #controversial lyrics prompted the #FBI to write a cautionary letter to the group’s record distribution company: “Advocating violence and assault is wrong. … Music plays a significant role in society and I wanted you to to be aware of the FBI’s position relative [“F—k tha Police”] and its message.” #RollingStone placed the track at No. 417 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. #tbt #throwbackthursday #erraticallday #influence #respect #erratic #rap #losangeles #caallday #818 #213 #310 #626 #323 #erraticclothing

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