This weekend (28th May) marks the 25th anniversary of the release of NWA’s controversial second (and final) LP ‘efil4zaggiN’. Bridging the gap between the group’s explosive 1988 debut ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and Dr Dre’s breakthrough 1992 solo debut ‘The Chronic’, the LP’s production style sits somewhere between the two baring hallmarks of the fledgling ‘G-Funk’ sound that would come to dominate West Coast hip hop in the following years.
While 2015’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ movie didn’t offer a great deal of screen time the group’s second LP, it’s undeniably an important part of the group’s story. There’s no shortage of commentary online, but of particular interest was Rolling Stone’s feature this weekend containing commentary from the group’s surviving members on the album’s making.
The album comes in at #1 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1991.