Not to be a hipster but old-school #hiphop pwnz anything that comes out today. I'd put NWA up there with early Public Enemy, Dr. Dre, and Wu-Tang in terms of hardcore, authentic gangsta rap. Read NeoJake's album review to see why he places "Straight Outta Compton" as one of the must-listen albums of the #80s and #90s. Great insights!
"What a lot of people don't realize about NWA," Ice Cube as himself says at the top of a new trailer for his film Straight Outta Compton, "is that it's nonviolent protest." So if you were wondering whether Ice Cube might sort of compare his former rap crew to Mahatma Gandhi, yes, he sort of would. The amazing thing is that by the end of the trailer, you sort of have to concede the point.