N.W.A. release their debut album : ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (1988)

N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is their debut studio album produced by Dr. Dre with DJ Yella and released August 8, 1988 by Ruthless Records.

Track Listing : 1.Straight Outta Compton (Ice Cube, Mc Ren, The D.O.C., Eazy-E) – 04:18 . {Samples : “Funky Drummer” By James Brown; “You’Ll Like It Too” By Funkadelic; “West Coast Poplock” By Ronnie Hudson And The Street People; “Get Me Back On Time, Engine No. 9” By Wilson Pickett; “Amen, Brother” By The Winstons; “One For The Treble” By Davy Dmx] . 2.Fuck Tha Police (Ice Cube, Mc Ren, Eazy-E) – 05:45 . {Samples : “Funky President (People It’S Bad)” By James Brown; “It’S My Thing” By Marva Whitney; “Boogie Back” By Roy Ayers; “Feel Good” By Fancy; “Funky Drummer” By James Brown; “Ruthless Villain” By Eazy-E; “Be Thankful For What You Got” By William Devaughn] . 3.Gangsta Gangsta (Ice Cube, Mc Ren, Eazy-E) – 05:36 . {Samples : “Weak At The Knees” By Steve Arrington; “Troglodyte” By Jimmy Castor Bunch; “Be Thankful For What You Got” By William Devaughn; “Impeach The President” By The Honey Drippers; “N.T.” By Kool & The Gang; “Funky Worm” By Ohio Players; “Prison” By Richard Pryor; “My Philosophy” By Boogie Down Productions (Krs-One); “La Di Da Di” By Doug E. Fresh And Slick Rick; “Girls” By Beastie Boys; “Ruthless Villain” By Eazy-E, “Take The Money And Run” By Steve Miller Band] . 4.If It Ain’T Ruff (Mc Ren) – 03:34 . {Samples : “A Star In The Ghetto” By Average White Band; “Quiet On Tha Set” And “Straight Outta Compton” By N.W.A; “Ruthless Villain” By Eazy-E; “Don’T Believe The Hype” By Public Enemy] . 5.Parental Discretion Iz Advised (The D.O.C., Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Mc Ren) – 05:15 . {Samples : “I Turned You On” By The Isley Brothers And Dave “Baby” Cortez] . 6.8 Ball (Ice Cube, Eazy-E) – 04:52 . {Samples : “It’S My Beat” By Sweet Tea; “Be Thankful For What You Got” By William Devaughn; “Yes, We Can Can” By The Pointer Sisters; “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)”, “The New Style”, “Girls”, “Paul Revere”, And “Hold It Now, Hit It” By Beastie Boys; “Terminator X Speaks With His Hands” And “Too Much Posse” By Public Enemy; “Hollywood Swinging” By Kool & The Gang; “Let’S Get It On” By Marvin Gaye; “Go See The Doctor” By Kool Moe Dee; “Boyz-N-The-Hood” By Eazy-E; “My Melody” By Eric B. & Rakim] . 7.Something Like That (Mc Ren, Dr. Dre) – 03:35 . {Samples : “Down On The Avenue” By Fat Larry’S Band; “Take The Money And Run” By Steve Miller Band; “I Think I’Ll Do It” By Z. Z. Hill] . 8.Express Yourself (Ice Cube) – 04:25 . {Samples : “Express Yourself” By Charles Wright & The Watts 103Rd Street Rhythm Band; “Dopeman” By N.W.A] . 9.Compton’S N The House (Mc Ren, Dr. Dre) – 05:20 . {Samples : “Something Like That” By N.W.A] . 10.I Ain’T Tha One (Ice Cube) – 04:54 . {Samples : “The Message (Inspiration)” By Brass Construction] . 11.Dopeman (Ice Cube, Eazy-E) – 05:20 . {Samples : “Dance To The Drummer’S Beat” By Herman Kelly And Life; “Funky Worm” By Ohio Players; “My Posse” By C.I.A.] . 12.Quiet On Tha Set (Mc Ren) – 03:59 . {Samples : “Down To The Grissle” By Cool C; “Funky Drummer” By James Brown; “I Get Lifted” By George Mccrae; “Rock Creek Park” By The Blackbyrds; “Take The Money And Run” By Steve Miller Band; “Straight Outta Compton” By N.W.A; “On The Bugged Tip” By Big Daddy Kane; “Rebel Without A Pause” By Public Enemy] . 13.Something 2 Dance 2 (Arabian Prince) – 03:23 . {Samples : “You’Re The One For Me” By D-Train; “Dance To The Music” By Sly And The Family Stone]

Musicians : Ice Cube – Rap On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 10 – 11) . Mc Ren – Rap On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 9 – 12) . Eazy-E – Rap On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 11 – 13) . Dr. Dre – Rap On (2 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 -13) . The D.O.C. – Rap On (2 – 5) . Arabian Prince – Rap On (13)

Production : Produced By Dr. Dre, Dj Yella, Arabian Prince . Donovan Sound – Engineer . Brian Gardner – Mastering

Package : Helane Freeman – Artwork . Eric Poppleton – Photography

Recorded 1987–88.

Released On August 8, 1988 By Ruthless Priority.


N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’


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