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"Straight Outta Compton"

Recorded

1988

Genre

Hip hop, gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop

Length

4:26

Label

Ruthless/Priority

Writer(s)

Curry, Jackson, Patterson

Producer(s)

Dr. Dre, DJ Yella

"Straight Outta Compton" is a song by American hip hop group N.W.A from their debut album of the same name. It also appears on N.W.A's Greatest Hits album with an extended mix and The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge. It was voted #19 on About.com's Top 100 Rap Songs, and is ranked #6 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

In 2015, "Straight Outta Compton" debuted at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 as a result of the recent releases of the film of the same name and Dr. Dre's Compton; it was the highest debut on the chart that week. This became the group's first top 40 hit song, in large part due to lack of airplay since N.W.A was banned from many radio stations in the 1980s, charting 27 years after its initial release and 24 years since the group originally disbanded.

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