Straight Outta Chuck D’s Mouth?
NPR ran an interesting two-part series on the long-term effects of N.W.A. on the reputation of Compton. I thoroughly enjoyed it, simply because any recognition (good or bad) of that group’s impact makes me smile. However, I was thrown by the interview with Eazy-E’s offspring, “Lil Eazy.” He’s preparing to release his own record, which he claims is “the street’s CNN.” He’s paraphrasing, but I believe that this characterization of the genre was first made by Public Enemy’s front man. Seems a tad disrespectful.