N.W.A Pt. 1: Street Hustle, Reality Rap and Culture Shifting Violence

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By Jake Brennan

N.W.A Pt. 1: Street Hustle, Reality Rap and Culture Shifting Violence

Thursday, 26 September

N.W.A, the self proclaimed, “most dangerous group in America” were seen as violent, thuggish, profanity spewing criminals but they had nothing on those who were sworn to serve and protect them in South Central, Los Angeles. The group’s hard hitting beats and reality rhymes launched a “gangsta rap” trend in music that still thrives today and their album, Straight Outta Compton predicted one of the most notoriously violent events in American history.

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