The Best Debut Albums From Los Angeles Rappers

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  • Snoop, Dr. Dre
  • Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar
  • N.W.A.
  • Xzibit
  • Ice-T
  • Eazy-E
  • Ice Cube, N.W.A
  • DJ Quik
  • MC Eiht
  • Tha Dogg Pound, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger
  • The Pharcyde
  • Jurassic 5
  • Cypress Hill
  • Kid Frost
  • Warren G
  • ScHoolboy Q
  • Tyler the Creator
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • ScHoolboy Q, Kid Ink, YG, Game, Snoop, Kendrick Lamar
  • Game, Dr. Dre, G-Unit
  • Dr. Dre, Snoop, N.W.A.

N.W.A, Straight Outta Compton

A watershed release, N.W.A's 1988 debut shifted the sound and tone of hip hop, breaking open a lane of gangsta rap and bringing its messages to a wider audience than ever before.

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