NWA: Hanging Tough
Frank Owen, Spin, April 1990
Hounded by the FBI and acclaimed as the new, new Sex Pistols, NWA’s rise has been rapid and sensational. But now that chief spokesman and lyricist Ice Cube has left the band, has the soul and intelligence of these Niggers With Attitude gone with him?
THE NUMBERS alone are impressive. Both NWA’s Straight Outta Compton and NWA member Eazy E’s solo album Eazy-Duz-It have sold over one and ahalf million units each without radio play, MTV support or major record company promotion.