N.W.A About

Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, and Arabian Prince initially formed the collective known as “the world’s most dangerous group,” N.W.A.—Niggaz With Attitudes.

Following Ice Cube’s stint in C.I.A. and Dre and Yella’s departure from the World Class Wreckin Cru, they got together with Compton hustler Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, who formed Ruthless Records and released Eazy’s single “Boyz n the Hood,” written by Cube and produced by Dre. A compilation entitled N.W.A. and the Posse was released in 1987 but the group’s seminal debut, Straight Outta Compton, was released on August 8, 1988. It led to the rise of gangsta rap and West Coast hip-hop in general with their tales of “reality rap” from the streets of Compton and South Central Los Angeles. Their song “Fuck tha Police” even put the group on the hit list of the FBI.

Arabian Prince was the first to leave the group in 1988 over a financial dispute. Ice Cube left N.W.A. in 1989 after his own financial dispute, leading to the other members to diss him on their subsequent releases: the 1990 EP 100 Miles and Runnin' and EFIL4ZAGGIN, which was released in 1991 and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The D.O.C., who contributed to Straight Outta Compton and was still recovering from a car accident that severly altered his strong voice, wrote more rhymes for Dr. Dre and Eazy-E on the EFIL4ZAGGIN album in attempt to fill the void left by Cube.

Following N.W.A.’s jabs, Ice Cube threw the knockout blow to the group with his track “No Vaseline,” which, in part, led to Dr. Dre leaving N.W.A. and Ruthless Records with his own financial dispute similar to Cube’s two years earlier. Dre and The D.O.C. went on to establish Death Row Records with Suge Knight in 1992, where Dre would innovate the G-Funk sound and further establish the success of the West Coast sound in hip-hop.

After back-and-forth disses between Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, plans for an N.W.A. reunion were in the discussion stages when Eazy-E died of AIDS in 1995. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and MC Ren have since reunited to record the tracks “Chin Check” and “Hello.” In 2015, a biographical drama titled Straight Outta Compton was released to critical acclaim and a box office gross of over $200 million worldwide. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

N.W.A Lyricsby Popularity

1 Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers Ubiquity N.W.A 116 2 No Vaseline by Ice Cube N.W.A 111 3 Gangsta Gangsta N.W.A 75 4 (Not Just) Knee Deep by Funkadelic N.W.A 60 5 I'd Rather Fuck You (Ft. Jewell) N.W.A 58 6 Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang by Dr. Dre (Ft. Snoop Dogg) N.W.A 56 7 A Bitch Iz a Bitch N.W.A 53 8 Weak at the Knees by Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame N.W.A 51 9 The Nigga Ya Love to Hate by Ice Cube N.W.A 51 10 Bow Down by Westside Connection N.W.A 51 11 Express Yourself (Edited) N.W.A 49 12 She Swallowed It N.W.A 48 13 Dopeman N.W.A 47 14 Alwayz Into Somethin (Ft. Admiral Dancehall) N.W.A 46 15 8 Ball N.W.A 44 16 Real Niggaz (LP Version) N.W.A 44 17 Dunk The Funk by Fila Fresh Crew N.W.A 43 18 1-900-2-COMPTON (Interlude) (Ft. Warren G) N.W.A 42 19 Automobile N.W.A 41 20 Fat Girl N.W.A 41 21 One Less Bitch N.W.A 39 22 Express Yourself N.W.A 39 23 Chin Check (Ft. Snoop Dogg) N.W.A 38 24 Dopeman N.W.A 38 25 Fuck tha Police N.W.A 37 26 Quiet On Tha Set N.W.A 37 27 Boyz-n-the Hood by Eazy-E N.W.A 37 28 If It Ain't Ruff N.W.A 36 29 Dopeman N.W.A 35 30 Express Yourself N.W.A 34 31 It Was a Good Day by Ice Cube N.W.A 34 32 Appetite for Destruction N.W.A 33 33 Gangsta Gangsta N.W.A 33 34 I Ain't tha 1 N.W.A 32 35 Niggaz 4 Life N.W.A 32 36 Findum, Fuckum & Flee N.W.A 32 37 The Dayz Of Wayback N.W.A 32 38 Compton's N the House (Remix) N.W.A 32 39 Straight Outta Compton N.W.A 32 40 Flash Light by Parliament N.W.A 32 41 Parental Discretion Iz Advised (Ft. ​The D.O.C.) N.W.A 31 42 Fuck Tha Police (Insert) N.W.A 30 43 Message to B.A. N.W.A 30 44 Gangsta Gangsta (Clean) N.W.A 30 45 8 Ball (Remix) N.W.A 30 46 Straight Outta Compton [Extended Mix] N.W.A 29 47 If It Ain't Ruff N.W.A 29 48 Straight Outta Compton N.W.A 29 49 8 Ball (Remix) N.W.A 28 50 Get Yo Ride On by Mack 10 (Ft. Eazy-E & MC Eiht) N.W.A 28 51 Bitch Please by Snoop Dogg (Ft. Nate Dogg & Xzibit) N.W.A 28 52 Real Niggaz Don't Die N.W.A 27 53 Kamurshol N.W.A 27 54 It's Funky Enough by ​The D.O.C. N.W.A 27 55 Gangstas Make the World Go Round by Westside Connection N.W.A 27 56 Lay Low by Snoop Dogg (Ft. Butch Cassidy, Tha Eastsidaz, Master P & Nate Dogg) N.W.A 26 57 Fuck Tha Police by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony N.W.A 26 58 Dopeman by Mack 10 (Ft. Squeak Ru) N.W.A 26 59 Cash Money (Insert) N.W.A 26 60 Protest N.W.A 26 61 Bonus Beats N.W.A 26 62 Express Yourself [Extended Mix] N.W.A 26 63 Live Intro (1989) (Ft. Above the Law) N.W.A 25 64 Real Niggaz Don't Die N.W.A 25 65 Parental Discretion Iz Advised (Edited) (Ft. ​The D.O.C.) N.W.A 25 66 You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo by Yo-Yo (Ft. Ice Cube) N.W.A 25 67 Compton's N the House (Live Mix) N.W.A 24 68 Don't Drink That Wine (Ft. ​The D.O.C.) N.W.A 24 69 Real Niggaz N.W.A 24 70 Fuck tha Police N.W.A 24 71 Bonus Beats N.W.A 24 72 8 Ball N.W.A 24 73 We Want Eazy by Eazy-E (Ft. Michel'le & N.W.A) N.W.A 24 74 Foe Life by Mack 10 N.W.A 24 75 We Be Puttin' It Down! by Bad Azz (Ft. Snoop Dogg) N.W.A 23 76 Gangsta Gangsta by Snoop Dogg (Ft. C-Murder & Eddie) N.W.A 23 77 Appetite for Destruction N.W.A 23 78 Just Don't Bite It N.W.A 23 79 Straight Outta Compton (Clean) N.W.A 23 80 Panic Zone N.W.A 23 81 Final Frontier by MC Ren N.W.A 23 82 Alwayz Into Somethin (Ft. Admiral Dancehall) N.W.A 22 83 If It Ain't Ruff N.W.A 22 84 If It Ain't Ruff by WC (Ft. DJ Crazy Toones & The Maad Circle) N.W.A 22 85 Something Like That by Ant Banks (Ft. J-Dubb) N.W.A 22 86 Real Niggaz (New Version) N.W.A 22 87 Express Yourself N.W.A 22 88 Express Yourself N.W.A 22 89 Fuck Tha Police (2006 Remaster) N.W.A 21 90 Real Niggaz (LP Version) N.W.A 21 91 Prelude (Ft. Above the Law, Admiral Dancehall, Km.G & Kokane) N.W.A 21 92 Dopeman (Remix) N.W.A 21 93 3 The Hard Way (Ft. Dr. Rock, Fresh K & ​The D.O.C.) N.W.A 21 94 Straight Outta Compton N.W.A 20 95 Arrested (Insert) (Ft. Laylaw) N.W.A 20 96 8 Ball (Remix) (Edited) N.W.A 20 97 Fuck Tha Police (2006 Remaster) N.W.A 20 98 A Bitch Iz a Bitch N.W.A 19 99 Gangsta Gangsta N.W.A 19 100 Approach to Danger N.W.A 19 101 Don't Drink That Wine (Ft. ​The D.O.C.) N.W.A 19 102 100 Miles and Runnin' (Clean) N.W.A 19 103 Something 2 Dance 2 N.W.A 19 104 Compton's N The House (Single Version) N.W.A 19 105 Drink it Up by Fila Fresh Crew (Ft. Fila Fresh Crew & ​The D.O.C.) N.W.A 19 106 Boyz-n-the Hood by Eazy-E N.W.A 18 107 8 Ball by Jayo Felony N.W.A 18 108 Alwayz Into Somethin (Ft. Admiral Dancehall) N.W.A 18 109 Approach to Danger N.W.A 18 110 A Bitch Iz a Bitch N.W.A 18 111 Fuck tha Police N.W.A 18 112 Real Niggaz Don't Die N.W.A 17 113 Quiet On Tha Set by Big Pun (Ft. Cuban Link & Fat Joe) N.W.A 17 114 Sa Prize (Fuck Tha Police - Part 2) (Ft. ​The D.O.C.) N.W.A 17 115 Express Yourself [Extended Mix] N.W.A 17 116 We Want Eazy by Eazy-E (Ft. Michel'le & N.W.A) N.W.A 17 117 To Kill a Hooker (Interlude) N.W.A 16 118 Express Yourself N.W.A 16 119 Compton's N the House (Remix) N.W.A 15 120 I Ain't tha 1 by Mr. Mike N.W.A 15