The 10 Best Los Angeles Anthems

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  • 2Pac
  • Dr. Dre
  • N.W.A.
  • Ice Cube
  • Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre
  • Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar
  • The Game, 50 Cent
  • Dr. Dre
  • Bill Withers
  • DJ Quik
  • Kool & the Gang

"Straight Outta Compton," N.W.A.

There's no doubt about it: This ground-breaking classic, the title track from N.W.A.'s 1988 studio debut, put Compton on the map and made gangsta rap — and L.A.'s gang culture — a worldwide phenomenon. 

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