10 Things Eazy-E Made Popular (Sort Of)

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2. Being From Compton

Well, N.W.A. as a whole made it cool to be from Compton. Heck, the name of their first album was Straight Outta Compton. Not only did their work change the game, they inspired artists like Game and Kendrick Lamar, who were also from the same city. Even the phrase "straight outta Compton" has been remixed and used by everyone from other rappers to suburban frat boys who love old school rap. Compton has become more than just a city; it's now a symbol for L.A. hip hop culture.

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