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Streets, beats and silk sheets: Dr. Dre reflects on life after NWA in 'Compton' album




LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29:  Rapper Dr. Dre performs during the Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Miguel and SchoolBoyQ  concert during the 2013 BET Experience at Staples Center on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Rapper Dr. Dre performs during the Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Miguel and SchoolBoyQ concert during the 2013 BET Experience at Staples Center on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BET)
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NWA was one of the most successful hip-hop groups in the history of the genre.

Formed in Compton in the late 1980s, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella, exploded onto the scene with their gritty tracks about life in South L.A.

Their irreverent prose made them a hit in the black community and beyond.

NWA will touch a new generation of hip-hop fans this week, when biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ comes to theaters later this week.

Dr. Dre dropped his new album, "Compton," just ahead of the movie. In it, he reflects on the great successes and failures of his career since he first started with NWA.

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes joined Take Two to talk about the cultural impact of NWA, and Dr. Dre’s development as an artist and as a businessman.

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