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FACTS or NAH: NWA had a bigger impact on Hip Hop than A Tribe Called Quest



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 2 months ago '18        #76
Steve Gee97  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Proffesor X said
That amongst other things.....in reality they exposed how vulgar our society is and was though...people got more upset at them talking about it..then the actual fact it was happening.....which is backwards as hell..but that's Murica for you...cancel culture been here
Yes they did...

NWA exposed those crooked police and how they be treating Black Folks. I'll always give them props for that and making the song Dopeman

NWA was more cartoonish after Cube left though.

n*ggaz4Life couldn't come out now. Society is more sensitive nowadays thanks to social media.


The To k*ll A Hooker skit would have the black feminists in a uproar these days.

Funny enough, I have the 2002 remaster of NWA's n*ggaz4Life. I remember my Dad playing that album when I was a kid.

Hearing I'd Rather fu*k You and then Approach To Danger as a kid on a rainy Sunday is something I'll never forget.


Did women even play NWA back then?

 2 months ago '18        #77
Steve Gee97  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 set117 said
Yes but a negative one on hip hop and the black community.
NWA in a way helped birth the Hood Movie genre. Ice Cube really took the genre to the next level with Boyz In The Hood

We had Menace 2 Society, Juice, ND other classics from then.

Colors even helped make Gangs mainstream. They went color crazy after that movie came out.



Rap wouldn't be where it's at now. If not for NWA and 2 Live Crew, rappers wouldn't be saying all types obscenities on wax.


I remember my Momma getting in my a*s for saying Soo Woo after hearing Lil Wayne say on Tha Carter III

 2 months ago '10        #78
Bandito 
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 Aztec King said
How you gonna type all that and not mention Too Short or even Spice 1.
I was debating that. Short would have showed up early. Spice would have been the 4th or 5th rapper I mentioned out the Bay. After Richie Rich, MC Pooh and others. Trust me. I thought my post was long enough to reach the character limit already and I would have to continue it on another one. Adding Bay area artists would have definitely required that.

I tried to keep it LA and New York since I think that what this thread is about. I added Miami since I think they influenced both and they seemed more connected.

I was thinking of going to Houston for the Ghetto Boys since I think they scared NWA into going even more hardcore on the k*lling sh*t on the efilrzaggiN album. NWA felt threatened that a group was going harder than them.

I don't know. I love bass music. Fast, slow, it don't matter. I'm born and raised in Northern California (Not the Bay) So, I didn't have a horse in this race if a LA or NY group was more influencial. I just gave my honest opinion as I saw it. I can see Mob music and even some of the Sacramento sound gaining traction as we start talking about No Limit and the South in the 90's and 2000's.

What's crazy is as write this I think about how only the cream of the crop were really known outside their regional areas. The Ghetto Boys, Willie D, Choice tapes were the only Rap-a-lot albums I was able to cop on the West Coast in 1989/90. Ganksta N-I-P came out a few years later. This was back in the Tower Records, Sam Goody and Wherehouse Records days. Although, I tried to hit the independent record stores since they had some stuff the majors didn't sell.
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Top 10 most slapped recently  2 months ago '21        #79
FleshAxe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 2 months ago '20        #80
The corrector  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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This is obvious

 2 months ago '19        #81
GetYaCoinsKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Sadly i will have to agree.

 2 months ago '17        #82
BuckSon 
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What is this comparison about? The two where influential on two opposite parts of hiphop culture and both can be seen as starters of a certain era.....

Is this about Gang$ta Rap vs Contin∆ous Rap?
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 2 months ago '06        #83
Badnewz100  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Absolutely

 2 months ago '15        #84
Teddy KGB 
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 S-Class said
Yeah but without NWA you donít get gangster rap in general
I highly doubt that gangsta rap wouldnít exist without them.

 2 months ago '18        #85
set117  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Steve Gee97 said
NWA in a way helped birth the Hood Movie genre. Ice Cube really took the genre to the next level with Boyz In The Hood

We had Menace 2 Society, Juice, ND other classics from then.

Colors even helped make Gangs mainstream. They went color crazy after that movie came out.



Rap wouldn't be where it's at now. If not for NWA and 2 Live Crew, rappers wouldn't be saying all types obscenities on wax.


I remember my Momma getting in my a*s for saying Soo Woo after hearing Lil Wayne say on Tha Carter III
Yea they made fu*kery cool and the hood ain't been the same since.
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 2 months ago '18        #86
Steve Gee97  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 set117 said
Yea they made fu*kery cool and the hood ain't been the same since.
Crack destroyed the Hood..

NWA gave a soundtrack to it.


Dre and Cube don't have to go back. They're in their mansions sipping Wine.
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 2 months ago '11        #87
Sinamatik CFR  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Impact:

NWA - societal culture, the good or bad of it is subjective...

ATCQ - hiphop culture

 2 months ago '17        #88
dubsax 
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no for 1 simple reason

Q-tip

Q-Tip is like Abraham father to all

Without him there is no
Pharrell
J Dilla
Kayne
No ID
to name a few

you can try to have the same argument for Dre but Dre really didnt birth anything
he provided an avenue for some very successful acts but they were already talented when they arrived.


Most of the all time great producers and beatmakers in the genre are sons of Q-tip
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 2 months ago '21        #89
K cerno 
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 Holdino said
Eminem nor 50 cent blows up without Dre

Neither does Busta.

Priority Records isn't rich without Cube. So Possibly no Master P

Without Easy No bone thugs or Black Eyed Peas and others on Ruthless...

I can go on


Busta blew up because of Tribe called Quest
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 2 months ago '08        #90
Lmac 
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NWA didn't have a bigger impact on Hip Hop per se. Moreover, they had a bigger impact on music and culture OUTSIDE of Hip Hop. They had a bigger impact on mainstream music and pop culture.

 2 months ago '21        #91
K cerno 
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 TheIronyIsThat said
Gangster rap hasn't stopped and even if most of it is sub-genres now:

It's still gangster rap.
Backpack rap hasnít stop either

 2 months ago '14        #92
TheMonument 
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This is kind of an obvious thing, NWA had huge impact commercializing gangsta rap that's a fact, but why disparage Tribe? nobody was even making this comparison.

Why is anyone even listening to Van Lathan, his opinion on Hip Hop is invalid,
He's the black guy from TMZ, who got his moment tryna get at Kanye Live.
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 2 months ago '20        #93
KG Da Gawd  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Yes and no. NWA was a shock value gimmick. Tribe was just built off music. So at the time NWA were rock stars. However most people music wise have a more fond memory of Tribe. When I go to old school hip hop parties and concerts people wanna hear Tribe not NWA. NWA is basically a hat for old liberal white dudes to wear to tell us all how down they were back in the day.

 2 months ago '21        #94
TheIronyIsThat 
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 K cerno said
Backpack rap hasnít stop either
Yeah but backpacking rap is mostly "underground" and normally how many artist start off.

Hating mainstream/commercial rap until they become mainstream.

Not backpack rapping if you're a millionaire, since most of your life-style shifted from that image.

Also, no one wants to hear a 12 songs of depression and self-pity.

 2 months ago '21        #95
Jonny2soxs  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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Why is this even a debate lol
Only nerds and chill hip hop playlists listen to tribe

 2 months ago '21        #96
Real Maverick  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Big facts n*gga DUH

 2 months ago '17        #97
Sucka Repellent  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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 2 months ago '16        #98
GillyGillzGiles 
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EPMD had more impact then both
They Fckn started that sound the west coast calls they own
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 2 months ago '20        #99
KG Da Gawd  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Not really. NWA didnt even make cursing on record popular. They had a bigger rockstar impact but Tribe's sound is still alive and kicking on the hip hop scene. Nobody wants to sound ike NWA.

 2 months ago '04        #100
Chokeabiish 
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Not a debate both are iconic.



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