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NWA charts on Billboard Hot 100’s Top 40 for the first time with “Straight Outta Compton” single

NWABy YRS Jerzy
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Many old school hip hop heads felt young again when NWA’s lives played out on the big screen. It all came into play with Straight Outta Compton, the NWA biopic. The movie chronicled the lives of NWA’s core, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella.

In the midst of the film promotion, Dr. Dre released his long-awaited “final” album, inspired by the movie. Ice Cube made the announcement of the album only days before the release. But, the world seems more interested in the old music.

NWA achieved all kinds of critical and commercial success, but they did it all with a cult fan base. They never had a song on the radio when they were an active group and they never charted on Billboard. However, “Straight Outta Compton” made its debut at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

Source: Billboard

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