Thanks To The 'Straight Outta Compton' Movie, N.W.A. Scored Their First Top 40 Hit
For the first time in N.W.A history, the self-proclaimed "World’s Most Dangerous Group" has reached a Top 100 Billboard chart spot. Following the success of the Straight Outta Compton biopic, the group’s 1988 hit, which shares the same name, hit No.38 as a Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard charts.
"Straight Outta Compton" is this week's Hot Shot Debut, 27 years after its release. N.W.A's first Hot 100 hit. pic.twitter.com/1tZYjMJcdn
— Al Shipley (@alshipley) August 25, 2015
This is not however, the group's first Billboard chart accolade; their second record, Efil4zaggin, reached No. 1 on the Top 200. But it has definitely been quite a resurgence for the N.W.A. crew, and it seems like things are still heating up as make their way to cinematic history. Congrats to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella. Peep the original video for "Straight Outta Compton" below.