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Straight Outta Compton – The N.W.A Influence

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.

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!