N.W.A, or N***** With Attitude, was a group of a young rappers that are most famous for the songs, “Fuck the Police”, “Gangsta Gangsta”, and “Straight outta Compton”. As Part of the 80s rap movement, N.W.A infused their music with loud beats and shrill sounds and made it clear that their political beliefs were against the white oppression that plagued their lives since they were born. Tired of police brutality and poverty all around them, N.W.A took it upon themselves to raise awareness for these issues and to strongly criticize certain organizations that were responsible for these issues[1].

Formed in 1986, N.W.A’s members include Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E. All of which came into rap for their love of hip-hop and free verse. Ice-Cube, however, came from a middle class family in South Central and Easy-E achieved his success by creating funds through his occupation as a drug dealer. Dr. Dre came into the mix meeting Ice-Cube and establishing a common love for rap. All three of these rappers worked together to create something bigger than themselves and something that still is iconic today[2].

[1] Simon and Schuster. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. 20. Feb. 2010.

[2] ibid


klj288 said...

Interesting how they retaliate against the police brutality. I like the way you describe there music in the introduction.


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