Title: Straight outta Compton
Record Label: Ruthless/Priority
Album: Straight outta Compton
Catalog number: 514157
Year Released: 1988
This first song was very important to the advancement of west coast hip hop. This album introduced many important figureheads from the west coast such as Dr. Dre, and was the first significant album to introduce gangsta rap to the music world. The song has intense lyrical profanity and refers to violence, which categorized the west coast style to come afterwards.