Birth Place: Compton, California, United States
Years Active: 1986–1991, (Partial reunion: 1999)
Genres: West Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
N.W.A (short for Niggaz Wit Attitudes or Niggaz With Attitude ) was an American hip hop group from South Central Los Angeles, California, widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre. The original lineup consisted of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Arabian Prince, Ice Cube, and MC Ren. Arabian Prince embarked on a solo career in 1989 and Ice Cube left in 1990 over royalty disputes. Although largely unknown at the group's inception, members Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and MC Ren would all become platinum-selling stars as solo artists. Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently banned from many...
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