Influance of Hip Hop on Culture

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The influence of N.W.A on Hip-Hop and culture N.W.A (abbreviation for Niggaz With Attitudes), was an American Hip-Hop group from Compton, California widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre, sometimes credited as the most important group in the history of Hip-Hop. It was active from 1986 to 1991, the rap group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics, and was subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S radio stations. In spite of this, the group has sold over 10 million CD units in the U.S alone. The unapologetic violent and sexist pioneers of gangsta rap, is in many ways the most notorious group in the history of rap. Emerging in the late '80s, when Public Enemy had rewritten the rules of hardcore rap by proving that it could be intelligent, revolutionary and socially aware, on the other hand N.W.A. the five-piece crew celebrated the violence and hedonism of the criminal life, capturing it all in blunt, harsh language. Initially, the group's relentless attack appeared to be serious, vital commentary, and it even provoked the FBI to caution N.W.A.'s record company. Eazy E (b. Eric Wright), a former drug dealer who started Ruthless Records with money he earned by pushing, was attempting to start a rap empire by building a roster of successful rap artists. However, he wasn't having much success until Dr. Dre (a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru) who was able to create funky beats and produce the tracks was then signed under Eazy Es label ''Ruthless records'', the third member who joined the crew was Ice Cube (b. O'Shea Jackson) who was the song writer of the group. N.W.A.'s first album (N.W.A. and the Posse) was a party-oriented jam record that largely went ignored upon its 1987 release. In the following year, the group added MC REN and revamped their sound, bringing in many of the noisy, extreme sonic

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