August 8: NWA Releases Straight Outta Compton. (1988)

August 8, 1988 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, NWA released their debut album Straight Outta Compton on Ruthless/Priority. Led by Straight Outta Compton, Gangsta Gangsta, Express Yourself and Fuck The Police, NWA’s Nationally Preserved (in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress), 3x PLATINUM album would peak at #4 on the #2pac200. No Typo RIP Eazy-E

ABOVE: NWA – “Straight Outta Compton”
ABOVE: NWA – “Express Yourself”

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