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The Most Influential Artists: #4 N.W.A.
As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #4. From Compton, California, here…
December 3, 2020
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Hanging Tough: Our April 1990 Interview with N.W.A.
This piece originally appeared in the April 1990 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 30th anniversary of NWA's landmark 1988 album Straight Outta Compton, we're republishing it here.
August 8, 2018
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New Zealand Police Scanner Spammed With N.W.A.’s “Fuck tha Police”
Police in Otago, New Zealand have complained that non-police officers broadcasted N.W.A.'s 1988 hit "Fuck tha Police" multiple times over the local police scanner in recent…
January 9, 2018
Jerry Heller Is Dead, But His Lawsuit Against N.W.A. Isn’t
Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller died of a heart attack last week at age 75. But, according to his lawyer, Heller's lawsuit against former N.W.A. members, movies studios, and other…
September 11, 2016
Ice Cube Says He’s “Losing No Sleep” Over Jerry Heller’s Passing
Jerry Heller was instrumental in helping the late Eazy-E form Ruthless Records and overseeing N.W.A's rise. But royalty disputes made Ice Cube leave the group…
September 6, 2016
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Kendrick Lamar Inducts N.W.A. Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed more hip-hop last night as legendary Compton, California group N.W.A. were officially inducted. Fellow Compton native Kendrick Lamar honored Dr.
April 9, 2016
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