gunshot and a scream from the person who got shot Feel a little gust of wind and know I'm jettin But leave a memory no one'll be forgettin Eazy is saying that he running away after he kills you, there will be memory of you and no one will ever forget what happened that day. So what about the bitch who got shot? Fuck her! You think I give a damn about a bitch? I ain't a sucker! Eazy talks about how he has no sympathy for any woman This is the autobiography of the E, and if you ever fuck with me You'll get taken by a stupid dope brotha who will smother word to the motherfucker, straight outta Compton He’s saying that this is all factual information and if you ever mess with him, you’ll get killed by a dope boy from Compton Chorus: [City of Compton, City of Compton] Coda/Closing [Damn that shit was dope!] Instrumentation: Drums, some sort of Guitar, scratching from a record, Studio enhanced sounds and beats, “Yeah uh” voice in the background. Feel/Sound: Aggressive, “In your face” feel, Hostile Musical Structure : I would say Simple Verse Chorus is the structure because it goes Verse, Chorus, Verse #2, Chorus, and Verse #3.
Part 2: Critical Essay Straight Outta Compton into the Hall of Fame Compton during the late 70s and 80s was filled with non-stop violence. From police brutality to robberies and shoot outs, the residents of Compton experienced a lot on the daily basis. The rest of the world had no clue on how life in South Central LA was during these times. N.W.A set out to be a voice of all this madness. Although they weren’t spreading peace and love, N.W.A influenced the beginning of ‘gangsta rap’ with their bluntly honest lyrics about growing up in Compton at the height of a crack cocaine epidemic in the 80s and managed to become one of the greatest rap groups ever and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Before I get into who NWA was and what they did, I want to give you a little background knowledge on how life was in South Central LA, California during the late 80s. Crack cocaine was the latest drug that had taken over the entire country. One of the main sources for that drug was Southern California. Poverty also was rampant in the area. On Complex’s website, they featured some Reddit users stories about living in the Compton/L.A. area during the 80s. One user states, “I lived in Compton from 78 to 87. Some of my outstanding memories I have of that place. My mom and I getting jacked for sugar she had just bought at the corner store. Running into Eazy E at the Compton Indoor Swapmeet, he had on his locs and Compton hat on! Getting beat up at George Washington school for my lunch money in the boy’s restroom at least once a week. Drive-bys every night and finally during the Richard Ramirez Night Stalker killing phase my dad sleeping by our door with a gun. Yup wonderful memories!” Without saying more, one can see how this quote perfectly explains the everyday life in Compton, California. Now, to NWA. N.W.A (an abbreviation of ‘Niggaz Wit Attitudes’) was a rap group from Compton, California. The group consisted of, MC Ren, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, and Dr. Dre. The group would also have Arabian Prince as one of their founding members of the group, but he was one of the first to exit the group before they hit their peak. They were among the earliest and most significant popularizers and controversial figures of the rap industry. The group was banned from many
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- Dr. Dre, Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A, Eazy-E