N.W.A is back in the spotlight with the release of Straight Outta Compton and a new album from Dr. Dre. We took a look at how much each member of the crew influenced the sound of the West Coast and what makes South Los Angeles so special.

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Starting in the late ‘80s through today, the MCs below have been blowing up, from the underground to the big screen. From Eazy-E to YG, WC to The Game, Mac 10 to Problem, Yella to Kendrick; Compton, Inglewood, Long Beach and other South Central neighborhoods have changed the sound of hip hop forever. They’ve created new lanes for upcoming artists like Tyga and Buddy to make noise on the national scene. Learn a bit more about just how influential each has been to music you know and love today and tune into West Coast Hip Hop for the classics on Pandora.  Dubs up!

Musicologist

Eclectic electric - I specialize in hip-hop, R&B, soul, funk, reggae, dance and electronic. First record was Sesame Street Fever. First CD was Herbie Hancock’s Future Shock. My alter ego J Boogie produces music, remixes and DJs in nightclubs from San Francisco to New York.

Comments

  1. DadeCountyRadio
    August 10, 2015 at 11:28pm
    Great post. I wish all the artists I worked with were as lucky to find a benefactor who would bankrolled their careers.
    Reply
  2. Leslie Stockton
    August 11, 2015 at 3:18am
    This is so cool to see. They are donating all the proceeds giving back to the community. THIS IS A GOOD THING .. can not wait to see it .. :)
    Reply
  3. Ashley
    September 07, 2015 at 3:33pm
    There's no doubting NWA's impact on the world of Hip Hop and music as a whole. They definitely cemented their place in history, and it's so amazing to see the success the next generation has had, especially under Dre. I've definitely been inspired to tune in to West Coat Hip Hop, and can't wait to see Straight Outta Compton on the big screen.
    Reply

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