Annotation

This 13-track CD version was released for the first time in 1989. The original 1988 LP only contained 10 tracks. "8 Ball (remix)", "Something Like That" and "Something 2 Dance 2" are bonus tracks.

Debut album on Ruthless/Priority.
Licensed by several labels for worldwide distribution, including 4th and Broadway/Island UK (cat: BRCD 534 / 842 442-2).

Art Direction: Helane Freeman.
Photography: Eric Poppleton.

Annotation last modified on 2012-09-02 21:12 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Straight Outta Compton
5 4:19
2 Fuck tha Police
4 5:47
3 Gangsta Gangsta
4 5:37
4 If It Ain’t Ruff
4 3:34
5 Parental Discretion Iz Advised
3 5:16
6 8 Ball (remix)
3 4:53
7 Something Like That
3 3:36
8 Express Yourself
3 4:25
9 Compton’s N the House (remix)
3 5:21
10 I Ain’t tha 1
2 4:55
11 Dopeman (remix)
3 5:20
12 Quiet on tha Set
4 4:00
13 Something 2 Dance 2
4 3:23

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Ant Banks (track 11)
O'Shea Jackson (tracks 1, 11)
Lorenzo Patterson (track 1)
Dedrick Rolison (track 11)
Charles Wright (track 8)
Eric Wright (a.k.a. Eazy‐E) (track 1)
Andre Young (track 1)
lyricist:
O'Shea Jackson (track 8)
producer:
Yella (US hip-hop/electro producer Antoine Carraby) (tracks 1–13)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 1)
vocals:
The D.O.C. (US rapper & N.W.A member Tracy Curry) (track 5)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 5)
Eazy‐E (tracks 1, 5)
Ice Cube (tracks 1, 5)
MC Ren (tracks 1, 5)
writer:
O'Shea Jackson (track 2)
Lorenzo Patterson (track 2)
mash-ups:
Smells Like Compton (N.W.A. vs. Nirvana) (Best of Bootie 2005 DJ-mix) by Cheekyboy (track 1)
sampled by:
Sa Prize, Part 2 by N.W.A (track 2)
samples:
recording of:
8 Ball (track 6)
Dopeman (track 11)
Express Yourself (track 8)
Fuck tha Police (track 2)
Gangsta Gangsta (track 3)
I Ain’t tha 1 (track 10)
If It Ain’t Ruff (track 4)
Quiet on tha Set (track 12)
Something 2 Dance 2 (track 13)

Release

executive producer: Eazy‐E
mastering: Brian Gardner (mastering engineer "Big Bass Brian")
Bernie Grundman
producer: Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer)
Yella (US hip-hop/electro producer Antoine Carraby)
remastered versions: Straight Outta Compton
ASIN: US: B000003B6J [info]
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/release/125286 [info]