I didn’t quite grow up listening to NWA in their peak, however I do remember their image and being told “they are bad men, don’t listen to them, they are gangsters who hurt people” etc. Along with the Simpsons they were in the “No-No pile”.
It wasn’t until my late teens when I was heavy into Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap and RnB that I discovered them and learnt about their influence to the music in general (and that they didn’t really hurt anyone).
I like their poetry and team work, each one brings a different element to the group.
I like how 2 of their members became cornerstones of the entertainment industry, broke many barriers and are still influencing (and funding) many artists today.
I enjoyed the movie “Straight Outta Compton” their story is a typical tragedy where it ends too soon for one and in turn all. What could have been? What would be now?
All good things come to an end. The good die young.
They sure don’t make them like this anymore, nowadays all rap songs sound the same! they brag about money and ‘bitches’. Their names are ridiculous and their fan bases are internet fed misguided sheep. They are all emulators.
Can’t believe that when I am an old man I will be saying to my grand kids
“YOU CALL THAT RAP!!! BACK IN MY DAY….”
PWA – Pixelmania With Attitude