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N.W.A., (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes), was an American rap group from Los Angeles, CA. N.W.A was assembled by Eazy E, Co-CEO of Ruthless Records. Eazy E sought an introduction to Steve Yano. Athough initially rebuffed, Yano was impressed by Eazy E’s persistence and arranged a meeting with Dr. Dre. Initially, N.W.A. consisted of Eazy E and Dr. Dre. Fellow producer Arabian Prince and rapper Ice Cube were added later. Dr. Dre brought DJ Yella on board a short time later. Rapper MC Ren joined in 1987. The group released their first single “Panic Zone” via Macola Records 1987, which was included on the compilation album “N.W.A And The Posse.” N.W.A was still in the development stages, and thus is only credited with three of the eleven tracks; “Panic Zone”, “8-Ball” and “Dope Man.” In 1988, N.W.A. released their debut album, “Straight Outta Compton.” Ice Cube left the group in December 1989 over financial disputes. In 1990, N.W.A. released the EP “100 Miles And Running.” In 1991, the group released their second full length album, “Efil4zaggin (Niggaz4Life” spelled backwards). It would be their last. Eazy E died of complications from AIDS on March 25, 1995. They released the albums “Straight Outta Compton” (1988) and “Niggaz4Life” (1991).