In celebration of its Oscar nominations we’ve been sent over a great infographic that shows the NWA family tree. It’s amazing what the band members have gone onto do. That’s just in the music industry.
Our sister site gave the film, Straight Outta Compton, 5 stars. Not only were they a great band, they have a great story behind their songs.
Beginning with the 6 original N.W.A members – Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr Dre, MC Ren, DJ Yella and Arabian Prince – the infographic branches out to show the wealth of record labels, artists and enterprises that went on to become associated with the band, including Death Row Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Eminem, 2Pac, Busta Rhymes, Kendrick Lamar, Beats Electronics and many more, culminating in the movie release of Straight Outta Compton.
You can also download the above infographic as a pdf.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
ELWOOD BLUES: "We're on a mission from God." from THE BLUES BROTHERS