Tribute album by N.W.A.
Released November 3, 1998
Genre Gangsta rap
Bit Rate 320kbs
Label Priority Records
Producer Dr. Dre, DJ Yella Craig B.
Straight Outta Compton: N.W.A. 10th Anniversary Tribute is a tribute/compilation album by rap group, N.W.A.. The album was released in 1998 for Priority Records and was produced by Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and Craig B. The album was mildly successful, making it to #142 on the Billboard 200 and #31 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop album charts. Artists on the album include MC Eiht, Dresta, King Tee, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Snoop Dogg, C-Murder and Jayo Felony. The only single and video was MC Eiht, Dresta and King Tee's remake of Straight Outta Compton.
1. "Straight Outta Compton" (King Tee, MC Eiht & Dresta)- 4:11
2. "Fuck tha Police" (Bone Thugs N Harmony)- 5:01
3. "Gangsta Gangsta" (Snoop Dogg & C-Murder)- 4:39
4. "If It Ain't Ruff" (WC)- 3:43
5. "Parental Discretion Iz Advised" (Comrads, Allfrumtha I & Boo Kapone)- 4:18
6. "8 Ball" (Jayo Felony)- 4:24
7. "Something Like That" (J Dubb & Ant Banks)- 3:14
8. "Express Yourself" (Silkk the Shocker)- 4:22
9. "Compton's N the House" (live) (N.W.A.)- 2:01
10. "I Ain't Tha 1" (Mr. Mike)- 5:28
11. "Dopeman" (Mack 10)- 4:00
12. "Quiet on Tha Set" (Big Pun, Fat Joe & Cuban Link) 4:00
They were called "the world's most dangerous group" for a reason. It wasn't just good to be bad when it came to Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, DJ Yella and Ice Cube: It was life-altering. It feels almost criminal to categorize N.W.A as merely a group. They were and are a state of mind, a lifestyle, a movement. With all the dope-selling, the graphic sex and violence in their lyrics, N.W.A were like voices from the other side of the ghetto. While the East Coast was dominating hip-hop, the ghetto-entrenched narratives of N.W.A's 1989 breakthrough, Straight Outta Compton, introduced society to a whole different 'hood mentality. Ice Cube in particular could make you feel like you were standing on the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson in South Central L.A. with a 40-ounce in your hand, getting ready to duck the swing of a bigoted cop's baton. Lyrically, the underrated MC Ren was right on his heels ? so cold-hearted in his delivery and remorselessly precise with his bars.
The group's influence has reached far beyond its songs. With Ruthless Records, the late Eazy-E helped to design the template for the independent rap-label hustle. Hollywood has become so enamored of the former public enemy number-one Ice Cube that he now stars in kids' flicks. And Dre has become simply the greatest hip-hop producer of all time, helping to launch the careers of Snoop Dogg, the D.O.C., Eminem and 50 Cent, among others ? and Eazy didn't do too badly for himself, with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.