July 9 '98
NWA is back in the news again. For those who don't know, 1998 marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of their landmark album 'Straight Outta Compton'. Initially there was a push from the groups remaining original members to come together and do a reunion album. MC Ren, Ice Cube, and DJ Yella were down to get busy. Snoop Dogg was going to come on board as the group's newest member. Folks were apparently set, but Dr Dre refused to have any parts of it. I'm not quite sure if it was a financial thing or the fact that he no longer wanted to go down the road of gangsterism.
In any case, while the original members won't be doing a reunion album anytime soon, NWA's 10 year anniversary won't go unhonored. Straight Outta Compton will be remade by some of hip hop's biggest stars. It will be similar to the way the album 'In The Beginning' was done where popular artists from today did covers of the popular hip hop songs in the past. In fact on that album, Bones Thugs & Harmony redid the NWA classic song 'Fuck Tha Police'. Mack 10 redid the classic jam 'Dopeman'. Those two songs will be a part of the NWA remake album. Such will be the case with 'Straight Outta Compton'. Other featured artists will include, King Tee and MC Eiht along with Ruthless artist Dre'sta doing the title cut. Fat Joe and Big Punisher are set to remake the song 'Quiet On The Set', while Silk The Shocker and C-Murderer of Master P's No Limit Army are set to remake the song 'Express Yourself'. Coolio and WC are also set to get down on the project. If all goes well the NWA anniversary album should drop on October 6th..
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