The Best Of N.W.A: The Strength Of Street Knowledge (Exclusive, Explicit)
Released: Dec 2006
Label: Priority Records
There's little dispute that N.W.A. is the most influential group in hip-hop history (sorry, Public Enemy). They were loved by fans of all stripes and colors for their intensity and funk, and equally loathed by critics who claimed they advocated violence against men, women, police, Hispanics, Koreans -- basically, everyone except your grandmother. This collection captures all of their brutality and glory. The pure shock of "Straight Outta Compton," "F*ck Tha Police" and "Gangsta Gangsta" may have lessened in light of the imitators, but Dre's funk and Ice-Cub'es deft lyricism remain undiminished.