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Boyz-n-the-Hood is the debut by Eazy-E as a part of N.W.A. Ice Cube was 17 years old when he wrote the track and took it to Eazy-E. A short time later, Eazy and Cube formed N.W.A with Dr. Dre, and included this song on the N.W.A and the Posse album. Eazy-E released yet another version of the song the following year on his 1988 solo album, Eazy-Duz-It. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign UMe will be reissuing this classic title back on vinyl for the first time in years.
Eazy-Duz-It is the debut of rapper Eazy-E, the album charted on two different charts and went 2x Platinum in the United States despite minimal promotion by radio and television. Three singles were released from the album, each charting. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic on cassette with a 3D lenticular cover and translucent black cassette.
25th anniversary LP reissue of Eazy-E’s platinum-selling debut album. Produced, co-written and featuring Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, M.C. Ren and D.J. Yella, Eazy Duz-It is a true Hip Hop classic that the Los Angeles Times called “a landmark album brimming with violence, profanity, sexually explicit content and antigovernment themes.” Raw and irreverent, it’s the perfect companion to N.W.A’s masterpiece, Straight Outta Compton.
As one of the MCs in the classic crew NWA, Ice Cube made a name for himself at an early age, helping to pioneer West Coast hip-hop. Ironically though, Cube's debut solo album, AMERIKKKA'S MOST WANTED, is deep-rooted in fast-paced tracks that are reminiscent of the East Coast sound that help define Public Enemy. In fact, it was the Bomb Squad who produced most of the album. Tracks like "The Nigga ya Love to Hate" and "Turn Off the Radio" are high-energy gems that show the fiery delivery that helped make Cube one of the industry's true stars. Recommended tracks include "Once Upon a Time in the Projects," "Rollin' Wit the Lench Mob," and "Endangered Species (Tales From the Darkside)," the last of which has a guest appearance from Chuck D. AMERIKKKA'S MOST WANTED is truly one of the defining albums of the rap age; an instant classic that's sure to stand the test of time.
Death Certificate is the second studio album by Ice Cube. Due to some of its explicit content Death Certificate was the source of much controversy upon its release. In support of the NWA film coming the summer of 2015, UMe's Respect The Classics line will reissue this classic album back on vinyl with an amazing 3D lenticular cover, seemingly bringing the corpse laying on the coroner's table back to life as if jumps off the cover.
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When rap exploded creatively and commercially in the late 1980s, Ice Cube was at the forefront of the expansion. Lethal Injection is his fourth studio album, and similar to the rapper's previous albums, it was a commercial hit, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200. It includes the popular singles; "You Know How We Do It", and the Funkadelic-sampling "Bop Gun (One Nation)", which became a staple on MTV. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classics with a special edition animated, syringe pumping cover with illuminating headphones.
100 Miles and Runnin' is the platinum certified album by N.W.A, released in 1990 on Ruthless Records. It is the first record the group released after Ice Cube began a solo career. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, and in support of the NWA film coming this summer, UMe will be reissuing this classic back on LP with a limited edition 3D lenticular cover!
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You can't accuse N.W.A. of being subtle. The original gansta-rap group was unabashedly angry, with controversial songs that reflected the troubled streets from which it came. N.W.A.'s unpleasant style touched a nerve; critics called it offensive at least, dangerous at worst. But to simply dismiss N.W.A. as a group of violent, misogynist troublemakers is to completely miss the point. N.W.A. made an indelible mark on the world of rap music with its funk-infused, slow-grind style of rap (created by producers Dr. Dre and Yella) and its frank depiction of life in the inner city. Ice Cube's sublime lyrical timing and delivery complemented MC Ren's self-assured, off-tempo rhyming and Easy E's straightforward style. N.W.A. launched the gansta-rap genre, not to mention the careers of several major rap stars, while exercising (and defending) its rights of self-expression.GREATEST HITS includes such rap classics as "F*** Tha Police" and "Gangsta Gangsta" along with a few previously-unreleased mixes and 12-inch tracks, all proof of N.W.A.'s considerable impact on both pop music and pop culture.
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N.W.A. and the Posse is a 1987 release that compiled various Dr. Dre-produced tracks. The album features a collection of rap musicians at the beginnings of their soon-to-be successful career, including previously released tracks by N.W.A, Eazy-E, the Fila Fresh Crew, Arabian Prince, and Rappinstine. Continuing with its Respect The classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic album back on vinyl for the first time in over 15 years with a limited edition 3D cover.
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Niggaz4Life is the second & final studio album by gangsta rap group N.W.A. It was their final album, as the group disbanded later the same year after the departure of Dr. Dre and songwriter The D.O.C. for Death Row Records. The album features only four members of the original line-up, as Ice Cube had already left the group in 1989. UMe's Respect The classics line will reissue this album on vinyl with a limited edition 3D lenticular cover that brings the grisly murder scene on the cover to life.
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Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album from N.W.A. The album has been viewed as the pioneering record of gangsta rap and has had an enormous impact on the evolution of hip hop. Check on this classic title on a vinyl picture disc, featuring the iconic image of the group on the front and a graffiti treatment on the back.
20 year anniversary edition of the multi-platinum, ground-breaking album from N.W.A. Expanded to include tribute releases from Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mack 10 and W.C.
The third studio album from Snoop Dogg, it was released by No Limit Records on August 4, 1998. It is his first album following his departure from Death Row Records. It was also his first album to be released under a slight change to his stage name "Snoop Dogg." The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album charts. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign UMe will be reissuing this classic back on standard weight vinyl for the first time since 1998.
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Soundtrack album for the 1995 comedy film “Friday” starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. The soundtrack reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and spawned the successful Dr. Dre single "Keep Their Heads Ringin'". In celebration of the 20 year anniversary of this soundtrack, UMe will reissue this classic back on vinyl with a limited edition lenticular cover with an animated joint that lights up and smokes. RESPECT THE CLASSICS!!
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