N.W.A.: M.C. Ren, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Yella.
Recorded at Audio Achievements, Torrance, California.
N.W.A.: M.C. Ren, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Yella (rap vocals).
Recorded at Audio Achievements, Torrance, California. Includes liner notes by Phyllis Pollack.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
The year 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of N.W.A's landmark album STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, one of the two most important gangsta rap albums ever (the other being N.W.A. founding member Dr. Dre's THE CHRONIC). The album sounds as ferocious and frightening as ever, as it continues to voice the "power of street knowledge" to the masses. Like the similarly themed 10th Anniversary edition, this version of S.O.C. contains a handful of reworked versions of songs by some of the biggest names in post-N.W.A. rap, including Snoop Dogg ("Gangsta Gangsta") and Ice Cube protege Mack 10 ("Dopeman"). The collective force and power of Ren, Eazy-E, Dre, Cube, and Yella can not be underestimated, and this 20th-anniversary disc is evidence why.
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 9/03/2013
- Genre: Hip Hop