Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes, a.k.a. "Niggaz With Attitude")was a Compton, California-based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre.Active from 1986 to 1991, the group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics. They were subsequently bannedfrom many mainstream U.S. radio stations and even at times prevented from touring - yet the group has still sold over 9 million units in the U.S. alone. Their first album, Straight Outta Compton, marked the beginning of the new gangsta rap era as the production and the social commentary in their lyrics were revolutionary within the genre.