Compton California Music
Hip - Hop's Golden Age returns to the streets of Compton, Los Angeles, and takes us back in time to the early days of the hip hop scene. Paying homage to albums that have shaped West Coast rap culture, this cultural trip immerses the groundbreaking band that made Eazy-E and its gang of gangsta rap stars known to the world. The five core members were all from the Compton rap scene, with the exception of "Eazy E," a stage name for Eric Wright.
The members of Black Hippy were represented by the California hip-hop label Compton Records, founded by Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. Watts, which is about 10 minutes from Compton, and home to Eazy-E and his gang of gangsta rap stars.
Compton may have been legally incorporated as a city in a California community, but it was actually a suburb. Compton, California, then as now, is one of many corners of America still plagued by problems that go back generations. The G-funk era was bebe the crust, which was the loaf of bread, and Compton the breadcrumbs.
That is, the G-funk Compton sound died out when Dre eventually teamed up with Detroit rapper Eminem and had success. Things changed with the coming-out scene, and N.W.A. would eventually produce superstars, but the narrative changed. In 2015, it's easy to celebrate the legacy of Straight Outta Compton as an album that ushered in a new era of hip-hop and rap music in Compton, California. As artists like YG and Kendrick Lamar have proved, we're still living in the old days of Compton's G-funk era, but things have changed dramatically.
Since then, Dr. Dre has cultivated close ties to the local hip-hop scene in Compton and has begun to nurture local and East Coast rap talent.
Dr. Dre has said he has donated to fund a new cultural center in the city as well as a number of other projects in Compton. Eazy - E and E.D.O.C. left N.W.A. Ruthless Records in 2006 for Death Row Records, ending the "N.W.A." Ice Cube left the group, but the remaining members of the original group - Ice - Cube, Ice T, Snoop Dogg and Dre - pursued solo careers and sometimes reunited to work on new music. The artists who formed the groups continued to make controversial music as part of their solo careers.
I hope you understand how important Compton is to our music and what artists who come from the city and have been heavily influenced by it are trying to achieve. What if an economically marginalized neighborhood and the collective problems affecting communities of color really changed?
Together, Death Row and Interscope Records would make pure pop, adopting the L.A. gang mentality popular with Eazy-E and E.N.W.a., and making it to the album with 8-Ball and Dope Man, which was later remixed on Straight Outta Compton. The game was based on Compton Story, Eazy E's "Boyz in the Hood," which was redesigned after its first release.
Boyz in the N'Tha Hood was sold on the Compton Swap Meet, pressed onto the now defunct Macola label and became a viral hit with the rise of the internet. This was the collaboration that led to the Straight Outta Compton record with Ruthless. The band's struggles were depicted in the film Eazy - E and E.N.W.A., Compton Story, and the soundtrack of the film.
The 27-mile avenue was used as a backdrop by the artists, and the photos were taken in a way that would not have been possible in Miami or New York. The photo was taken on the street that became famous for the rap in Compton, California, in the early 1990s, at the height of the Compton rap scene.
The Los Angeles scene was brought to the fore, and it was especially important to help Ice Cube and other members of the Compton rap scene feel comfortable in their own skin. Although he was not born in Compton, he is responsible for writing and performing some of Compton's most memorable rap songs, such as "Gangsta Gangsta" and "Rocsecran," which were featured in the first episode of HBO's "Saturday Night Live" and several episodes of "The Daily Show" on HBO. Gangstas "and contains a series of clever rhymes written and performed by Ice-Cube, as well as superbly produced tracks by other artists.
In 1996, Kendrick returned to the same place he had seen Tupac and Dr. Dre 18 years earlier to shoot the video for "King Kong" and see them again. Watch a video remix of "California Love," recorded at a Dr., Dre and TupAC exchange meeting with a remix of Ice - Cube.
It served as a love letter and anthem for a generation and was rightly hailed as one of the most influential hip-hop albums of all time, but N.W.A. had a lot of artistic ancestors that documented urban life in the Los Angeles area. Speaking about his induction into the Hall of Fame, Lamar said: 'It's called gangsta rap, but to be honest with you, it's about what happened in LA and what's happening right here in Southern California right now in this city.