You ever wonder who half the dudes on NWA’s first album cover were?
Video: Adam Buxton – “Help the Police” I literally have tears in my eyes from laughing out loud. I can’t believe it’s been online since 2007 and nobody I know has sent it to me before. It’s so perfect, I can hardly believe it. I used to think I was a clever N.W.A. fan for … Continue reading NWA – "Help" tha Police
MP3: Arabian Prince – “Let’s Hit the Beach” from Innovative Life, a collection of electro-rap recorded between 1984 and 1989, out now on Stones Throw Records. Arabian Prince worked with the World Class Wreckin Cru along with Dr. Dre and was an early member of NWA. He’s best known as the one dude you don’t … Continue reading Arabian Prince – Let's Hit the Beach
Over at Detour, our man Johnny Loftus takes a look back at NWA’s classic “Straight Outta Compton” video: “Ren’s a ruthless villain and we know this, but so is Officer Cliche driving around LA there, right? If he’s looking for something to arrest, he should start with Cube’s haircut.” To answer Johnny’s “Where were you … Continue reading JTL on NWA
Acoustic “Straight Outta Compton” by Veruca Salt’s Nina Gordon. Better than the Gourds! Via Empty-handed.
I found a very cool, long article on NWA. Check it out. It was commissioned by Playboy in 1991 but never published. Remember the state of hip hop — and specifically the NWA offshoots — in 1991? Ten year ago, homies…