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 4.5 4:19
2 Fuck tha Police 4.4 5:47
3 Gangsta Gangsta 3.75 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 4 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 3.25 3:23

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Ant Banks (track 11)
Leroy Bonner (track 3)
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 3)
Eazy‐E (track 3)
Ice Cube (tracks 3, 11)
Marshall Jones (US bassist & songwriter, member of Ohio Players) (track 3)
Dedrick Rolison (track 11)
Walter Morrison (track 3)
MC Ren (track 3)
Andrew Noland (track 3)
Greg Webster (drummer for Ohio Players) (track 3)
Charles Wright (track 8)
lyricist:
Eazy‐E (track 3)
Ice Cube (tracks 3, 8)
MC Ren (track 3)
producer:
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 1)
Yella (US hip-hop/electro producer Antoine Carraby) (tracks 1–13)
vocals:
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (track 5)
Eazy‐E (tracks 1, 5)
Ice Cube (tracks 1, 5)
MC Ren (tracks 1, 5)
The D.O.C. (US rapper & N.W.A member Tracy Curry) (track 5)
writer:
Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer) (tracks 1, 4, 7, 9, 13)
Eazy‐E (tracks 1, 5, 13)
Ice Cube (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 9–10)
Randy Muller (track 10)
MC Ren (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7, 9, 12)
edits:
8 Ball (edit) by Evan Roth (track 6)
mash-ups:
Smells Like Compton (N.W.A. vs. Nirvana) (Best of Bootie 2005 DJ-mix) by Cheekyboy (track 1)
The Right Kind by E-603 (track 1)
sampled by:
Compton by Syndicate (track 1)
DP Gangsta (explicit) by Snoop Dogg feat. C‐Murder & Eddie Griffin (track 3)
Gangsta, Gangsta by Beanie Sigel feat. Kurupt (track 3)
Gold by Sir Mix‐A‐Lot (track 11)
Sa Prize, Part 2 by N.W.A (track 2)
samples:
Get Me Back on Time, Engine #9 by Wilson Pickett (lead vocals) (track 1)
It's My Turn by Dezo Daz feat. DJ Slip (lead vocals) (track 1)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 417) (track 2)
has revision:
Express Yourself (track 8)
is the basis for:
Fuck the MPAA (track 2)
later translated versions:
Adieraz zaitez (track 8)
recording of:
8 Ball (track 6)
Dopeman (track 11)
Express Yourself (Combination of 2 different works, the original and the N.W.A. cover with new lyrics...needs splitting) (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
producer:Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer)
Yella (US hip-hop/electro producer Antoine Carraby)
mastering:Brian Gardner (mastering engineer “Big Bass Brian”)
Bernie Grundman
remastered versions:Straight Outta Compton (remastered, explicit)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/125286 [info]
ASIN:US: B000003B6J [info]