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Watch Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Discuss Putting Compton On The Map

“We wanted to come out and make a statement.”

August 12, 2015

Compton is synonymous with the nascent West Coast gangsta rap scene, but it's easy to forget that it wasn't always that way. In a new video from Beats by Dre, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre himself discuss what the city meant to them during their time in N.W.A., and how the late Eazy-E was determined to put Compton on the map with their music. "A lot of people in Compton really supported what we were doing," says Dre. "This is probably one of the reasons why we decided to call the record Straight Outta Compton, so we could show where we're coming from, that we're proud of where we're coming from, and that everybody else that's in our area could be proud of it also."

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