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straight outta compton

straight outta compton

N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

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"Straight Outta Compton" is the lead single from N.W.A's second album with the same name. It was released in 1988. It also appears on N.W.A's Greatest Hits with an extended mix and The Best of N.W.A. It was voted number 19 on's Top 100 Rap Songs, and is ranked number 6 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. "Straight Outta Compton" was selected as one of many songs you must hear & download in the musical reference book, 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die: And 10,001 You Must Download. The opening verse is rapped by Ice Cube. MC Ren delivers the second, and Eazy-E the third verse. The song, especially Ice Cube's verse is referenced quite often by rappers, and not infrequently by Cube himself. In the song "Compton" by The Game, he says "Nigga I'ma keep on stompin' comin' straight outta Compton" A video was made in 1988 of the song. It features Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren, Krazy Dee, and DJ Yella. The video shows various parts of the city of Compton. During the video police officers are shown arresting the members of N.W.A.. It also shows the members trying to flee but the police eventually catch them. The ending scene shows Eazy-E in a low rider driving along the police van trying to communicate but the police instead just look at him while residents of Compton throwing rocks at the police van that is transporting the members to jail. In the clean version of the video, profanities have edited lyrics by rappers voice, including words like "fuck" changed to "get" from time to time with different words as well. The video first aired in May 1989, directed by Rupert Wainwright. Cover versions In 1998, Compton rappers, MC Eiht, King Tee and Dresta recorded a tribute remix of the song that appeared on Straight Outta Compton: N.W.A. 10th Anniversary Tribute. Veruca Salt vocalist Nina Gordon recorded an acoustic "coffeehouse" version of the song at L.A.'s Largo in 2005. Compton rapper The Game released his own version of this song with the same beat on his 2003 mixtape, You Know What It Is Vol. 1. Noonershaft did a cover as a tongue-in-cheek spoof. The song was parodied in the 1994 film CB4 as "Straight out of Locash" by CB4. The song was parodied and played in 2 episodes of The Cleveland Show. On May 28, 2010, Ice Cube performed the song with The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. It was performed for the audience during the warmup prior to taping, and was recorded on a crew member's iPhone. The performance was broadcast on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on July 8, 2010. In 2001, Horrorcore/Gangsta Rap artitst Blaze Ya Dead Homie released a cover entitled "Str8 Outta Detroit" on his debut album 1 Less G n da Hood, featuring fellow Psychopathic Records' artists Anybody Killa & Violent J (of Insane Clown Posse), with slightly changed lyrics to reflect their native city of Detroit. In 2003 50 Cent's Crew G-Unit released a song called "Straight outta Southside" In 2008, Chap-hop artist Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer released a parody entitled "Straight Out of Surrey". (C) Priority / Ruthless Records