N.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton, California. It was one of the earliest and most
significant popularizers of the gangsta rap and West Coast hip hop subgenres,
and is widely considered one of the seminal groups in the history of hip hop music.
They have sold over 10 million units in the United States alone.
Also Known As
Niggaz With Attitude
Compton, California, United States
West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
1986–1991, 1998–2002 (partial reunion)
I'd rather deal with Tipper than Bush. He's trying to kill everybody in jail.
You got to realise that when I was 20 years old, I had a house, a Mercedes, a Corvette and a million dollars in the bank before I could buy alcohol legally.
I'm not saying this because I'm looking for a soft cushion wherever I'm heading, I just feel that I've got thousands and thousands of young fans that have to learn about what's real when it comes to AIDS. Like the others before me, I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys and their kin. Because I want to save their asses before it's too late.
Yeah, I was a brother on the streets of Compton doing a lot of things most people look down on but it did pay off. Then we started rapping about real stuff that shook up the LAPD and the FBI. But we got our message across big time, and everyone in America started paying attention to the boys in the hood.